Saturday, 20 October 2012

Home Sweet Home

I was crazy happy today to find this tiny little moss and sheeps wool nest in the hedge opposite the house. The hedgecutter had been rather brutally cutting back all the growth and it revealed this little perfect bundle hanging off one of the branches. It so small and pefectly made...I thought I couldn't love and admire birds anymore...but I have a new found respect! I would love to have seen how small the eggs must have been that were hatched in it. I've been reading up on different birds nests on the computer and it seems likey that it's a Goldfinch nest. I will forever be scouring the hedges now in the hope of spotting another one! 
I'm linking up with Fiona over at  Raindrops and Daisys for another Greenday.

Wishing you a warm and joyous weekend...I'm feeling the need for a bonfire! 
Love Dotty
xxx

(and I must add that it has inspired a most brilliant idea..I'll share it with you once I've had a go at making it...yey!! Thank you mother nature!)

31 comments:

  1. So so sweet how amazing are those little birds to build that?
    To think I cant even knit!
    Love from miss Daisy J.

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    1. It's just so perfectly made! (...and I can't knit either!ha) Those clever little birdies! :)

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  2. It is so tiny and yet so perfect.

    Amazing.

    Have a great weekend.

    x

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    1. thankyou, and hope your weekend is fab too :)

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  3. Beautiful ... birds are so clever ... such an intricate little home from so little ... Bee xx

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    1. They are the masters of thrifting! It had moss, twigs, and sheeps wool weaving it all together. Thanks for visiting! :)

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  4. I know how you felt to find such a lovely tiny sweet nest. When I arrived here in France we needed to cut down some overgrown hedges too near to the house & I found one exactly the same, it had little blue forget-me-nots woven into it.You are right it is a Goldfinch nest. Enjoy your weekend. Barbara

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    1. How sweet to have flowers woven in! I am just in awe of the detail and work that has gone into making it and it was so well camouflaged in the hedge all covered in moss! Thanks for visiting! :)

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  5. birds are master carpenters! wonderful find...

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  6. I love this post. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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    1. Thankyou! It is definately one of my favourite finds! take care, Lisa :)

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  7. It's so beautiful! We found a similar one in our shed, with 2 little eggs in, but my Dad moved it out of the way (to get to his tools) and the birds never returned. Poor little eggs.

    What I wouldn't give to find another one! xx

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    1. awww dear! The eggs must be soooo tiny to fit in there! Hope you find another one..I'm obsessively checking hedgerows now everytine I'm out walking! See you soon bird :)

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  8. it is amazing that such tiny little creatures can create such beautiful nests, they look so cosy and warm.
    Wonder what is a greenday that you are going on, not come across one of those before, lazy days and rainy days and lots of other days but never green ones.

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    1. Hi and thanks for visiting! I'm just so amazed that a creature could build such an intricate creation with only a tiny beak! Just amazing! Greenday is a blog link up party where you share a picture of anything pretty much as long as its green (ish!)....but I warn you that link parties ca be pretty time consuming as you get lost in reading all the other posts that are linked up...although I am becoming the master of creating distractions from crafting for you (and myself!!). Take Care, Lisa :)

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  9. Deus é perfeito e criou a natureza para nos trazer surpresas como essa.
    Eu amo passarinho e cuido deles livres ao meu redor.
    Abraços.

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    1. As aves são criaturas tão belas e alegres! Eles sempre me traz felicidade. Obrigado pela visita! Lisa

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  10. It is so tiny! What a lovely thing to find.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. It seemed to small to be real! I wonder how the little chicks fit in once they'd hatched...must have been quite a scramble for space! :)

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  11. Awww...how cute! Must have been a tiny bird!! :)

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    1. It is so small I couldn't quite beleive it was real when I found it! I'd love to see how tiny the eggs must have been! :)

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  12. it is perfect isn't it? How lucky to find it!
    Seems such an appropriate contribution to Fiona's green day post!

    lots of love from Norway : )

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    1. It was very lucky to find it and so lucky that the hedgecutter (tractor) didn't destroy it! Thanks for visiting! Lisa :)

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    1. It's a beauty! Thanks for visiting! Lisa :)

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  14. Dearest Dotty Bird,
    What a sweet post♡♡♡ I loved to read this post really heartwarming, my friend. The picture you are holding the tiny lovely nest is truly lovely ♬♬♬ 
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you Miyako, it is such a precious little nest, so beautifully made..its now sitting in an old teacup on my window sill waiting to be inhabited by a fabric birdy which I've yet to make!!

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  15. Such a work of art, birds nests never cease to amaze me! Hi from me, Suzy your new follower, I shall pop over to FB and 'like' you and add you to my circle on etsy. Please call over and visit me at my blog if you wish and if you feel like giving me an FB 'like' too, that would be appreciated! I'm loving your work! x

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    1. Hello and welcome Suzy! Thanks for youe comment and for the network linking! I've liked your facebook and I'll pop over later to see you at your blog! Lisa :)

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  16. Amazing.
    We found one the other day (not nearly as perfect.)
    We put it back where we found it, in our lemon tree, hoping it would be re-nested. Not sure, but one can hope!
    XO
    C

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