18 Unusual Bird Nests Built In The Weirdest Places

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These remarkable nesting locations show how birds can adapt to their environment. Although not all birds nest, they all build or look to find a safe place to lay and hatch their eggs. Until recently it was believed that nest building was an inherent skill, but recent studies suggest that birds can learn to improve.

Man-made birdhouses have existed at least since the 15th-16th century. As agriculture and urbanization altered the environment through deforestation, the number of natural nesting cavities decreased. Birdhouses, or creating nesting spots like those shown here, are a solution and response to this problem.

1. Ashtray Nest

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2. Swallow Nest In Old Lamp

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3. Shoe House

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4. A Goose Figurine Became Home To A Real Live Bird

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5. Man Left His Car In A Parking Lot For 6 Days And Came Back To This

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6. Traffic Light Nest

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7. Old Teapot

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8. Nest On A Statue

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9. Hummingbird Nesting On A Patio Windchime

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10. Duck Nest

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11. Outside Is Better

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12. Nest In The Engine Of A Minibus

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13. Blue Tit Makes Its House In A Lamp Post

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14. Dove’s Nest

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15. Cigarette Bins Must Seem Very Attractive To Blue Tits Looking For Somewhere To Settle Down

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16. Dove Nest Inside Basket

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17. Dove Nest On A Wreath

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18. A Pair Of Great Tits And Their New Family Have Nested In A Traffic Cone

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