What is nesting?
Nesting means to build a place for female birds or other animals (such as turtles or lizards) to lay her eggs.
A nest is usually made of twigs, grass, or mud, and is located in hollow trees, on a tree branch, on the ground or in a number of other safe locations.
A nest is usually circular.
The Common Moorhen (pictured) makes her nest close to water. She makes a simple nest by flattening the reeds and leaves that grow near the water.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM