Fallen Nest

5.29.2011

I hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend. A lot of you are probably vacationing or relaxing at home, but not me. I have been working on some projects and Saturday I worked in the yard all day long. I mowed the yard after we got some much needed rain. It looked like a desert before. Then I edged it. Next up was a job I had been putting off, but couldn't any longer. I had to dig up about sixty dandelions out front. We had tried weed killer, but all that did was kill the leafy parts and then new babies were coming back so digging them up is the only way to get rid of them. Oh, how I hate weeds!

While I was mowing the grass I spied a fallen nest under one of our maple trees. It was just sitting there on the pine needles. I stopped the lawnmower and picked it up to carry inside. I love finding bird nests.


 I am not sure this nest had been used yet. There is no sign of feathers or egg shells. 

Our rain storm the other night also had some pretty strong winds so I am afraid this may have been knocked out by the wind.

I hate to think of all the hard work that mama bird did to create this masterpiece.

I love looking at all the pieces that were used to build their nest. I see our pine needles and them some small vine like twigs and some orange plastic and even a white string. There are even some white grass seed heads weaved in.

For now I have placed it on a vintage ironstone plate and covered it with a cloche. Poor mama bird will have to start over while I enjoy this in my sun room.

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday and extended weekend.

Kim

Joining:
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays

31 comments:

  1. The nest is so adorable and a work of art! I'm always amazed at how mama birds can find such tiny pieces of string to use in their nests. Under a cloche is just perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  2. The nest is so sweet Kim. I too, am amazed at the work that they do to create a place for their babies. I became a bird lover this year after a wren family moved into my porch to have their babies. I'm having trouble not wanting to do anything else but bird watching!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely! This one is perfect in every way: clean, symetrical, beautiful!!!
    And under the cloche, it's stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  4. So sweet and it looks perfect in it's new home. I always love how you use cloches. Happy Sunday! XO ~Liz

    ReplyDelete
  5. How pretty, Kim! I have several nests in my yard filled with babies right now and was worried that they might not survive that awful storm on Thursday...but they seem to have. The mom is still hunting worms! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!...hugs...Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  6. The sweet nest is your reward for all the hard work you are doing. MaMa Bird would be pleased at how you are appreciating her home.

    ReplyDelete
  7. That is a beautiful nest, Kim. Isn't it amazing how much work goes into making a bird nest? I've watched a bird build a nest and they can be very particular about what materials they use. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love finding them too. There's one in the front holly bush a blue jay built there. But I don't know if it's done with it or moved on or what.
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love nests. This one looks like a well made little home. Have a lovely weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a beautiful nest. Looks great under the cloche.

    ReplyDelete
  11. That is such a sweet little nest! I would proudly display it! Just lovely! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love the little nest you found. We have a robin that builds her nest in my forsynthia wreath every year. I think I will put mine under a cloche also! great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the nest, but so sad that mamma didn't get to use it. We have a nest in one of the trees out back and mamma is sitting on her eggs. I hope to rescue the nest when she is finished. Yours looks great under the cloche. Hugs, Marty

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Kim, that looks adorable under your cloche. Happy Memorial Day.

    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  15. Bird's nests are such interesting little pieces of sculpture aren't they? My baby robins have left the nest (I felt like a proud mama when I saw one of them fly for the first time) and now the nest sits up on the outdoor speaker. I don't know if I'll bring it inside. Let's just say the birds did a lot of white washing on the nest and the speaker!
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love finding nests. That one is really little, just perfect. I asked hubby to take one out of tree, empty not being used. He said I was nuts and there would be too many bugs. !!

    ReplyDelete
  17. The only nests I've seen are from below as they are always in trees!

    ReplyDelete
  18. The nest is beautiful... so much work has gone into it. I love how you've got it on display.
    Glad you got the package ok.
    I was walking along the beach yesterday and Ezra said... 'Gods not lazy, look at all the beautiful things he created'.
    Hope you're enjoying your long weekend. xx

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have a real nest that I keep under a cloche too. They are amazing, each and every one.

    Enjoy the rest of the long weekend,

    Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  20. A few weeks ago we found a beautiful fallen nest also. It had remnants of gorgeous blue Robins egg in it. I love how you placed yours in a cloche. I'll have to try that too!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I have finch in my studio, four pairs to be exact. I love watching them work together to build nests. You have a neat little treasure there. Simple beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  22. We are having much the same weekend Kim. I was mowing and weeding and trimming...I found a bird nest two years ago and I have it under a tiny cloche in my laundry room on a shelf.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Such a sweet little nest.
    I found one last month, also abandoned. Great idea to put your little specimen under the cloche.
    xx
    A

    ReplyDelete
  24. That is so sweet Kim! What a special find.

    ReplyDelete
  25. It's really awesome how birds gather little bits for their nests and build a work of art! Enjoy your Memorial Day tomorrow Kim!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hopefully the babies had flown the nest! Looks so sweet under the cloche!

    ReplyDelete
  27. It is amazing to see all the pieces put together to create a nest! I have been looking for one that is abandoned and can't find any! I told Tom he was going to have to climb a tree one day! I don't think that will happen, so I have to keep my fingers crossed! You need to rest tomorrow! You have been busy!

    ReplyDelete
  28. We did a ton of yard work yesterday. I dug up what felt like a zillion iris's!! It's hard work but when you finish don't you feel so good seeing everything you'd accomplished?

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love the word you used to describe it....masterpiece. Who could believe such design could come from nothing. God teaches his birds to make nests that hold together even if they topple from the tree! :D Love your display.
    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  30. Nests are such amazing peices of work. The time and care that goes into one is unbelieveable.Thanks for sharing yours with us.

    Looking forward to having you join "Where do you keep it all? - Part 2"

    - The Tablescaper

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm so glad I found your Beautiful Blog via the Blue Creek Home Blog Party today.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

    ReplyDelete

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS