Sunday, April 29, 2012

Close up of hanging Montezuma Oropendola bird nest

This photo is a closer of the Montezuma Oropendola hanging bird nest that I showed yesterday.  Birds are amazing architects and builders.  I  think most humans would have difficulty constructing a nest out of twigs and straw.

I can understand the part of the nest that hangs down where the birds live.  The purpose of the trail of straw leading towards the nest is harder to understand.  Maybe it is like a fancy front walk or driveway.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  This week we are showing photos of some of the temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Angkor Wat.

5 comments:

Kate said...

I maxed the photo and the construction of the nest is quite unusual and amazing. Now for a photo of the birds??

JM said...

Thank you for this reminder, Dave. I loved watching them. In Tikal I spent quite a while on top of one of the temples looking down at some very busy nests.

Sharon said...

I can't even imagine how something like this is constructed strong enough to hold the birds and the babies.

Linda said...

Truly amazing. Your photos are great; thank you for sharing.

Lois said...

As a bird lover, I find this so fascinating. It's amazing what they can do.

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