Last year’s nests attest to the skill of their creators.
Many withstand harsh winters &,
like us 70-year olds in Yoga Barre class,
don’t look the worse for the wear:
the Red-eyed vireo’s tidy, hanging cup w/ birch bark & wasp paper,
the Robin’s mud-liner rough jumble of exterior twigs & bark, & this?
Goldfinch? Solid,neat, plant fiber build w/ thistle down lining,
its base on a branch, & poop on the nest edge!*
* I’m not really certain this is a Goldfinch nest, but I think Carduelis Tristan is the only open-nesting songbird that does the let-the-feces-stay-on-the-doorstep thing. I wonder what they think of people who don’t heed the pick up after your dog signs?