Birds can set up their nest anywhere they want as long as they feel like they won't be disturbed and they will be able to raise their young in peace. This Amsel Bird has chosen to make her nest on top of a dead animal skull hanging on the wall and she must have made the decision quite a long time ago. This particular spot could have been more attractive to the Amsel Bird because the horns on top of the dead animal skull could offer some protection to predators after the eggs in the nest.
Birds build their nests to protect their young from not only predators that eat eggs, but also against harsh weather that may damage them. Nests can be made out of a variety of material, such as this Amsel's nest that is made mainly out of twigs and pieces of grass. The mother bird, and sometimes the father as well, will work really hard to get the nest as dense and as comfortable as possible before their little ones come in to the world.
Amsel Bird, Blackbird, in a nest on an animal skull in Freising, Bavaria, Germany, Europe.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 200, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 275mm.
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