Funky Bird Nests

The folks at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology come up with great ideas for bird watching.  A recent one which I got involved with was called “FUNKY BIRDS IN FUNKY PLACES”.  They wanted people to enter pictures of bird nests that just weren’t in the traditional tree. 

My entry was a dove that nested on a door closer arm.  The door was to the recreation room at a friend’s condo in Sarasota FL.  That particular door couldn’t be used.  I don’t really think the door (part of a double entry to the driveway) was ever used, except for emergencies.  There was an entry from an inside corridor.

Go to and check out my entry, number 176. 

After you check out the rest of the entries, because I know you will want to, surf around the website.  There might be a new challenge that you could get involved with.

Another Cornell site to check out is Project Pigeon Watch at