Saturday, July 20, 2013

Tough Ol' Birds...!

Maybe this is where the expression "tough ol' bird" comes from!

I never would have thought that any bird would build a nest using something like this, but then I don't know as much as I thought I did!

Accrington pigeons are as hard as nails

These pictures of pigeons making their nest using nails were taken on a building site in Accrington, Lancashire.

Builders have stopped work until the chicks, which are due to hatch in a few days are old enough to fly.

Alan Wright, at Lancashire Wildlife Trust, said: “Pigeons do nest in urban areas and sometimes use odd things to build those nests, but I have never seen anything like this before.

It is great that the builders are taking care of this bird. they will probably be like a doting family when the chicks are hatched.”

I guess that even in the animal world, the survivors are the ones that make the most of whatever is available. I had no idea that pigeons were this determined to do what was necessary to assure the future of their kind. Cool!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. No rain in sight yet!


Gorges Smythe said...

Well, killdeer nest in pebbles, so I guess softness isn't necessary!

HermitJim said...

Hey Gorges...
Surprising that they would nest around a working construction site!

Thanks for coming over today!

Chickenmom said...

Maybe the sun keeps the nails warm and that keeps the chicks nice and cozy? Birds are wondrous creatures - (and a little strange sometimes)!
Coffee on the patio is fine. We are waiting for rain, too. I'll bring a big box of DD - we haven't had them in a while!

Momlady said...

I've seen killdeer nesting in the gravel traps at a race track. It's a wonder they survive. Send sunshine this way please.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Maybe they wonder how we can live in houses like we do. . .

linda m said...

I know birds will use unusual material to build a nest but this is a new one for me.