Very interesting pictures, not often one can get such a good look at the home of a bird.
that was my hair this morning...
I've never had bird's nest soup! Now I have questions.
Very snug looking. Not the right kind for the soup, of course.
Something desolate about it. You wonder where they all are now.
Astonishing what can be done with 2 claws and a beak. Birds are pretty smart.
I believe that birds' nest soup is made from the nests of swallows. The nests are boiled and the twigs removed my straining to leave a liquor impregnated with the birds' spit used originally by the birds to cement the twigs together. Apparently the nests collected from rock faces often hard to reach and perilous fetch high prices in China
Thank you good people.It is a solid, homely, but not meticulously made nest, rather like the bird itself. Some of the little finches' nests are much more complex and exquisite, though I've yet to see a goldfinch nest interwoven with forget-me-knots, which apparently they often are.Please rest assured I did not intend to boil it down for soup, with or without soy sauce!
I think its swifts that make the birds nests used in soup, rather than swallows. This is a lovely nest! We found a nest once, that had fallen out of a tree, all straw, lichens and feathers! It's amazing what birds can do and that they all do it so differently
Friday a week ago, I used a nest that was given to me by a friend a few years ago, in a group counseling session, to illustrate the complexity and both the strength and fragility of relationships.I find them amazing.
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