In this drawing I solely relied on fountain pen. This is a more typical nest in that it's what most of us picture when we hear the word.
I’ve wanted to study nests closely for several seasons. According to field guides on my bookshelf, it is an essential and rewarding part of birding. Studying small housings built by Goldfinches show remarkable craftsmanship of glued hair, thin strings of sticks, and stems woven seamlessly into spider silk.