Woodstock’s Highrise Nest
Woodstock is not the only bird to live in a nest complex. Birds in this area, central Florida, have at least one bird, the Monk Parakeet, or Quaker Parakeet that makes an “apartment” nest.
Monk Parakeet and Nest – Near South Lake Howard Nature Park
We used to own two Monk Parakeets, so I was familiar with them when we moved here. In South Florida, where we lived in the past, they were wild there also. In fact, Bandi, our first Monk parakeet had been shot out of the tree next door by teenagers. Some neighbor kids brought her to me and long story short, her wing had to be amputated. So, she never went back to the wild.
Hoppy in front, Bandi in back – Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
Hoppy, our second one, had a broken leg, which our vet fixed up. That is the bandage on his leg. Back to the Highrise.
Sociable Weaver nest (Philetairus socius) © Ingo Arndt-NPL
The Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius) is a great example of building a “Highrise.” [from 16 Most Amazing Bird Nest ]
Weaverbirds Nests are Like Huts has a great photo of an elaborate “homestead.” Also, it is a very interesting article about how they make the nest.
Sociable Weaver nest (Philetairus socius) ©Dillon Marsh
Then again, maybe Woodstock would like to visit the Montezuma Orpendola and select one of the higher nest apartments.
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma) Nest Complex ©WikiC
There are many more examples of how the Lord, in His Wisdom, has given the birds the knowledge to build these nest and also, to know that “community” can aid in their protection.
The book of Ecclesiastes has great words of wisdom from Solomon when he refers to one person, versus two or more:
“There is one alone, without companion: He has neither son nor brother. Yet there is no end to all his labors, Nor is his eye satisfied with riches. But he never asks, “For whom do I toil and deprive myself of good?” This also is vanity and a grave misfortune. Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 NKJV)