Day 119: Secondary Nesting

With a new nesting season just around the corner, there is no time to lose.

Even the manliest of manbirds (the ones who are sure to win any ladybird’s heart) must prepare, prepare, prepare.

In addition to all the regular prep work, it is important to identify several potential nesting sites (called “secondary nests”) in advance.

This way, even the pickiest of ladybirds will be able to find a nesting site that perfectly satisfies her exacting requirements.

At first glance, this seems to have potential as a "secondary nest site." Now I need to put it through its paces.

At first glance, this site seems to have potential as a “secondary nest.” Now I need to put it through its paces.

It scores high for "privacy."

It scores high for “privacy.”

Slightly less high for "spaciousness."

Slightly less high for “spaciousness.”

Good, solid back walls give it a high score for "security" (ladybirds scrutinize security).

Good, solid back walls give it a high score for “security” (ladybirds scrutinize security).

And there is no doubt plenty of great nesting material is close by.

And there is no doubt plenty of great nesting material is close by, so high marks there.

The site offers great depth for a large clutch.

The site offers great depth if she wants to have a larger clutch.

And of course the occupant gets a perfect "10" for "manliness," "featheriness," "cuteness," and "prettiness" - all qualities ladybirds want in their chicks!

And of course the occupant gets a perfect “10” for “manliness,” “featheriness,” “cuteness,” and “prettiness” – all qualities ladybirds prize!

Author: Shannon Cutts
Co-Author: Pearl Cutts

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3 thoughts on “Day 119: Secondary Nesting

  1. Oh Pearl you are such a manly man! Any girl would be happy to nest with you. Charlie wants me to add be careful what you wish for. He found out the hard way. LOL Can you say hen pecked.

  2. Pingback: Day 138: Nest Checks | Love and Feathers

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