9 Funny Bird Nest Pictures You Need to See
From wrens who nested in the pocket of a pair of jeans to a hummingbird who nested on a chandelier, these bird nest pictures are too funny!
Wren Nest in a Pocket
“A friend hung a pair of jeans on the clothesline to dry in July, and a house wren built a nest in the pocket. I sat in her backyard and took bird nest pictures. This photo shows Papa Wren feeding Mama a worm as she sits on the eggs in the nest,” says Norma Davis. Attract wrens to your yard by putting up a wren birdhouse.
Nesting in a Pointy Place
“I took this photo of a nesting American robin in Peabody, Massachusetts. This mama robin raised four young, and then three more after the first four fledged,” says Calvin Anderson.
Hummingbird Nest on a Hummingbird
“This hummingbird made her nest on top of a hummingbird chime in my neighbor’s backyard. We thought, Wow, how amazing for her to build her nest on another hummingbird!” says Bob Rabito. No matter where they’re built, hummingbird nests are marvels of avian engineering—and hummingbirds are absolute supermoms.
At Home in the Saloon
“It has been so sweet watching Momma Wren feed her babies. She nested in this fun birdhouse just outside our living room window. You can hear her babies chirping from sunrise to sunset. So cute. My husband and I love nature, so this has been a special treat for us,” says Deborah Hoeffler.
“This pair of Bewick’s wrens used the open end of this post for their nest this year. Last year, the Carolina chickadees used this spot. I love birds and put a good deal of effort into providing water, food and nesting facilities for them. Sometimes they choose things like a post in just the right spot over a cute little birdhouse, but that’s okay with me. It is always special to me to witness these tiny little families grow!” says Michelle Summers.
Learn about 9 different types of bird nests and how to spot them.
American Robin Family
“A robin pair built a nest on top of a wreath on my front door. It took a little patience, but I was finally able to capture a photo of the whole family—two adults and three babies,” says. Celia Cyr.
A Buzzy Nesting Spot
“I use disposable cups with the bottoms cut out to protect small veggies from cutworms. When my dog, Lucy, started sniffing around them, I pulled the cups off the wooden stake that keeps them stacked—and out flopped a house wren hatchling and nest! I quickly put the nest and cups back together, settled the little bird inside and then watched until its mother returned. What a funny nest!” says Mary Diglio.
Fledglings on the Farm
“In early spring, robins built a nest on my farm tractor, next to the gear shift; I took these bird nest pictures but had to wait until they fledged before I could use the tractor,” says Daryl Beck.
Next, learn how long baby birds stay in the nest and more nest facts.