As I walked around my neighborhood and, as the leaves have left the bones of trees undressed, I've been able to spot what's usually carefully hidden away. The birds do a fine job of securing their homes into the joints and joins of branches and I've have had a good time seeking out the winter abandon nests.
This is such a tiny nest and the only one I could find in this very tall tree (I used the zoom just so you could see this nest). I wonder if there are more homes hidden in crooks of branches and my eyes just can't find them.
This dear little nest is nestled in the tangled branches of a lilac bush! It's very near the sidewalk and can clearly be seen. Hopefully no one will catch sight of it during the winter months and the little home will remain undisturbed. (I'll know where to look, or just listen, for baby birds once spring comes.)
This tree, my favorite tree, could have been designed by Edward Gorey or Tim Burton. I've searched through its dense growth quite carefully and, so far, have found nothing. Maybe I should take a pair of binoculars on my next walk and see if I can spot a hidden home.