Nest Building

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”- William Shakespeare

Here amidst the thorny arms,
a Curve Billed Thrasher builds a nesting home
a complicated blend of sticks and twigs
nestled deep in a green cactus fortress
where the female will brood and rest
on their beautiful blue speckled eggs.

Aggressive birds, they are fierce and brave,
seldom shying away- doing whatever it takes
to protect their tiny feathery fledglings
from coyotes, roadrunners, and snakes.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: I came upon this Thrasher nest on my morning walk one day. I am amazed at the detail in construction, and how they fly in/out of this tight space without getting thorns!

Photo Credits: The two cactus photos are mine. The bird photo is from Image by skeeze from Pixabay. The nest is from Wikimedia Commons

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