Nesting

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. 

Common Moorhen

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. 

Common Moorhen

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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