I was so surprised when I went outside the other and saw that the Baltimore Oriole’s nest from last summer was still intact and hanging from the Oak tree in our yard. Totally amazing! I can’t believe that a nest that is made hanging from a branch could still survive in 75+ mile an hour winds when trees were falling all around them.
You can see in the 2nd photograph that the nest was woven high up in the tree, about 20 feet off of the ground. It is in the center of the photograph about 2/3s of the way up.
The Baltimore’s innate ability to weave a nest this secure is just amazing. Don’t you think?