Bird Nests. An evidence of God’s Principle of Individuality. Birds build nests for a few, special purposes:. To lay their eggs. Birds build nests for a few, special purposes:. To incubate and hatch their eggs. Birds build nests for a few, special purposes:.
An evidence of God’s Principle of Individuality
To lay their eggs
To incubate and hatch their eggs
To protect their young ones from adverse weather and predators
They do not build their nests to provide a home for themselves.
They want to be able to protect their eggs and babies from predators.
This nest is tucked carefully in a tree where the foliage helps to hide it from the eyes of predators and where it is safely off the ground.
They hope to protect their eggs and babies from bad weather conditions.
This nest is attached to the ceiling of a porch away from wind and rain, as well as potential predators.
Click on the picture to see a series of photos showing the creation of a nest.
Click on the picture to see a video clip of the weaver bird building a nest. (The clip is a little over 5 minutes long; you may want to watch just a portion of it.)
What are some of the things you have seen birds use to build nests?
Click on the nest below to look at pictures of nests that show many different materials! (And notice how unique the eggs are while you’re at it!)
What are some of the things you noticed birds used to build their nests in these pictures? Let’s help the recorder make a list.
Take a minute to share ideas and write them on the Nest Notes page.
Did you see some of these?
The female, but the male sometimes helps.
Like this weaver bird.
Young birds leave the nest soon after they learn to fly and do not come back.
Once on their own, they find food by themselves and eventually build their own nests to lay eggs.
Many birds have matured and are ready to lay eggs when they are 6 months old.
How do young birds know how to get food and to build nests?
Instinct – Heavenly Father “pre-programs” them to know what to do.
We have seen how birds have similar characteristics and are, at the same time, very unique and individual.
Their nests, too, serve similar purposes while being unique and suited to each bird and its habitat.
The next time you see taught?a bird nest, think about where the bird may have gotten its materials, how much work went into building it, and see if you can determine which kind of bird built it!