Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bird Architectural Designs

My cousin Lee Ellen sent this to me and I had to share.

"Whether you're a bird person or not, this is stunning!!! Not to detract from the sheer magic of it, but in practical terms, how M A N Y trips would a bird have to make with that tiny little quantity of mud/clay it could carry? (And how far from the nest is the source?)

If you take the construction of a circular bowl in your stride as instinctive, how the heck does the bird come up with the windbreak/entrance design that shields the eggs/chicks from the elements, and at what point in fashioning the bowl do they start to construct it?"

So how cool is that? Imagine doing this without hands. They have innate abilities to build an amazing home.

Just had to share!


Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

Wow, that is SO cool! Do you know how long it took them to complete that nest/house?? Do you know what kind of birds those are?

Pierce said...

I don't know Heather. My cousin sent this to me and I am unsure if she took these photos over a period of time or it was forwarded to her. But it's amazing.

drick perry said...

wow, wow - incredible

Joanne said...

That's really just so amazing! I love how the whole process is captured.

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