Collection of birds nests. (Inspiration Resource blog, source not identified). I'd love to see these made into cards for a memory game for children, focusing on the most different for younger children and requiring more careful looks from older or more advanced children.
Horneros are brown birds with rather short tails and fairly long bills. They are known for building mud nests that resemble old wood-fired ovens (the Spanish word “hornero” comes from horno, meaning “oven”)
hill-betty: afirethorn: butcher bird nest on the highest branches of a jacaranda tree, Perfectly round, perfectly woven, lined with soft coconut shell fibre. An intricacy that is almost unimaginable. this perfect home was 540 hours in the making. And that is a kind of magic.