Sunday, August 13, 2006
Greetings from who-know-where-is-it Zagreb, Croatia!
Just thought you might like to see hawk's nest built at my balcony at 20th floor three years ago. Two squadrons of hawks have been born there on my balcony this so called 'wild birds' chosed for their home.
Obviously, there is no Empty Nest Sindrome here!
(Unfortunately, only in Croatian language so far).
We had a robin make its nest right beside our front door, on top of the porch light one summer. It was a bit fraught (for both parties), with all the opening and closing and whatnot, but it was pretty neat to be able to peer into the nest every day and monitor progress.
Ian - it is probably cottonwood tree fluff, maybe milkweed. I've seen a nest before and it was as soft and downy as this one - but not artifical cotton wool.
Next year, the thread, hair, floss and maybe even dustballs get put out for them.
Thanks for the tips.
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