Wannabe Birder blog: Birds do the darndest thingsYou think it's the tire of your farm tractor. A bird thinks: What a great place to build a nest!
By: John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune
One of the many cool things the Cornell Ornithology Lab does is an annual photo contest of birds' nests. You might think of it as a statue or a garden hoe or the tire of your farm tractor or the gas grill. But a bird might think of it as the perfect place to build a nest -- especially if it doesn't show signs of recent use.
If you follow the link, you'll note that the pictures are small. To get a better view, click on the name next to the picture. You'll get a larger image along with the photographer's story.
You can find it here:http://www.birds.cornell.edu/celebration/challenge/Funky2010/prizewinners/