Friday, June 17, 2011

Feathering The Nest



Here is my answer to yesterday's mystery picture. The mysterious soft ball is a nesting ball! If you're like me, the name still doesn't tell you anything! Well, I came across this in a wild bird store, and this ball is full of very soft fabric that birds can pull out to make their nests! They come in many shapes, and here is a nesting wreath, too. It has bits of all kinds of nesting materials, and even feathers. So when you buy one of these, you hang it in your yard, hopefully near a tree or bush. And in return, you may get a nest and some cute baby birds!


"Jesus has been found worthy of greater honor than Moses, just as the builder of a house has greater honor than the house itself. For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything...But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold  on to our courage and the hope of which we boast."   Hebrews 3:3,6

22 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh I thought for sure it was a cotton ball.

I go or have gone to bird stores and have never seen anything like that.

Ginny you bring us something new all the time and interesting!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This idea should work.If I ever find something like this I might have to buy one.

SquirrelQueen said...

These are so cool, I really like the nesting wreath. The only reason I knew about it was a couple of blogging friends showed some they had made and hung in their yards.

I think this is a great idea.

Regina said...

Good idea..when the birds around here run out of spider webs, they look to whatever they can find.
One of my favorite verses-

Mildred said...

Very interesting, Ginny. A real treat for the birds, I'm sure.

Hoping you have a nice weekend and happy father's day to Phil.

Ann said...

A teacher hung two pine cone with seeds for birds. I took some old cones in my storage and made a pretend bird feeder and hung it in my room.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun idea. I think I could make one of those out of the stuff I empty from my vacuum (ha ha)

Nature Rambles said...

Oh my! I didn't know there were nesting wreaths too! Birds in your part of the world are spoilt for choice!! Love the idea of keeping such wonderful nesting material in one's yard!

And thanks for your comment on my blog today!:)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I guessed wrong :) Interesting cotton

Sandra said...

well i got the part right about it is for the birds. never heard of this and it is a fun and great idea. we watch the birds fly off with all kinds of things they find on the ground, even pine needles and small pieces of paper. you find the most interesting things up there. i need to get out more, no telling what is lurking out side my home in the town.

reanaclaire said...

Nice one, Ginny... looks soft and can be used as a decorator item..

Joanne said...

wow I have never seen anything like that before! That is so cool! I want one! Blessings, Joanne

Lady Jane said...

Oh boy is that the neatest thing to hang in the yard for the sweet birds to build their nests with. I will look for one of those great yard ornaments....

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, I have a home-made nesting material ball in my yard. What I did was take a suet feeding cage and stuffed it with dryer lint and a few cotton balls and pieces of cotton string. The birds like it and have taken some of it. Have a great day today!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, I want to clarify that the suet cage is empty of suet and then filled with fluff-stuff. : )

Rose said...

I had no idea what it was...figured since I was late in seeing there was no need to guess since I could read the answer right here.

Ann said...

I'm playing catch up today so I saw the answer before the question. I have never seen anything like that before. How interesting. Did you buy one?

SquirrelQueen said...

My Vegas post: We were part of a support team for one of the cars. My BIL and two of his Navy Seals friends were the drivers.

Doris Sturm said...

I've never heard of a nesting ball, but it's good they sell them now. I always brush and trim Gizzy outside by the lake and we leave a lot of hair behind for the birds to use in their nests...his fur is nice and soft (downy) so I know they must like it.

Hope you are feeling well, Ginny. Have a great weekend!

Melanie said...

That is so cool!! I'm sure the birds would appreciate it. :)

srp said...

I have put out soft cotton balls and threads and other things for the birds and they never really like them... I guess they prefer the odd bits and pieces of paper and other things they find.

LC said...

I enjoyed your recent posts so much. The nesting wreaths and balls were new to me. I also got a charge out of Harley and those precious strawberry pickers. Your pix were so interesting.