Thursday, September 1

Daily Farm Photo: 9/1/05

Don't Build Your Nest Deep Inside The Hay Baler


  1. Super, you saved the nest?
    Did you see the owners or only their feathers ?!!

  2. Oh my. I think I may have given the wrong impression with that caption.

    Mijo and Pablo,
    Not to worry--we did not bale up a bird! Joe was in the farmyard hooking up the baler (this was last month when we put up hay for the first time) and called me over. "Please do something with that," he said, pointing into the baler. Way inside this dark crevice was a nest! I stuck my little arm in there and pulled it out, trying to keep it intact. Hopefully it was abandoned, but there was no way we could leave it in there even if it wasn't. She did a great job building it, and sure picked a safe location! Well, safe until we needed to use the baler.

    This nest is much larger than the ones in my collection, so I left it outside on my potting bench in the farmyard. I enjoy looking at it, and am hoping that other birds will be able to recycle some of it.

    Can anyone see the special building material she used?

  3. Is it dog or cat hair (the special building material)?

  4. Hi Cherrybegonia,
    Nope--guess again! : )

  5. Hi Cherrybegonia,
    Sor-ry! Guess again! : )

  6. Hmmm..... I give up! :-) Do tell!

  7. Oh Cherrybegonia,
    You can't give up that easily! Keep thinking. . .What do we have around here that most people don't? : )

  8. Sheeps' wool! (Only a year late with an answer.)


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