Sunday, 24 February 2008

Another sign of spring

While out walking today I found another sign that spring is with us...........

The ball of moss, hair, lichens and spiders webs on the centre of the picture is a Long-tailed Tits nest. Here is a close-up of the nest.

The nest is completely enclosed, except for a small entrance hole on the side. The entrance hole is on the other side of the nest and was difficult to access without causing unnecessary disturbance to the birds. The nest is usually lined with feathers.

To read more about Long-tailed Tits take a look here;

1 comment:

Survival Man said...

Well, up here in Northern NH it is still often below 0 degrees F. No chance of spring until sometime in may.