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Barnswallow nest update: day five of construction... I've been watching these cuties up close for at least a decade now, and this couple is doing something unprecedented (to me). The form of the nest is typical; but the choice of long grasses is something I've never seen before. Typically, they will make very tidy constructions, with each mouful of mud containing a short bit of grass; but this couple is making a shaggy nest, with long blades of grass sticking out everywhere. Why are they doing this??

StylisticIdiot 6 May 17
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I love brave mockingbirds but bower builders are most like me

This isn't just a bower, though... This is a functional nest that they're building- and it's a sturdy one at that.

@StylisticIdiot I gather from the pix these busy lovebirds are atop a metal roof ? Will heavy rains melt away all that hard work ?

I do voices and I will gather beautiful baubles for my mate THEN WE'LL DECIDE WHERE TO NEST

@GreenAtheist the nest is on an overhang, above my deck... It's actually very well protected from the elements... Even out of the wind- but very much away from rain.

@StylisticIdiot smart birds may last for generations there if hawks and peregrines pass them by

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Evolution?

Mooolah Level 8 May 18, 2018
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Young and inexperienced pair, perhaps?

Insectra Level 8 May 18, 2018
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incredible, maybe they swallowed some acid

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yeah, for a swallows' nest it looks wild.

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I wonder if this is the way to so a mental status exam on them and they are confused for some reason. SPider webs will be altered by drugs

btroje Level 9 May 17, 2018

I haven't offered these swallows any drugs; but they may have acquired some from a neighbor.

@StylisticIdiot think pesticides or herbicides 🙂

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