Pee Wee nests

To: "Baus" <>
Subject: Pee Wee nests
From: "Graham Turner" <>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 12:04:18 +1100
G'day Birders, my non-birding wife asked me a bird related question that I just 
couldn't answer, so I need the help from the collective birding aus brains to 
answer it.

Here it is, if peewee nests are made of mud, why don't they just wash away when 
it rains? Sounds to me like a really logical question to ask, but I can't ever 
remember hearing anything on why this is the case. Do they have special saliva 
that makes it waterproof? Do they stand over the nest and shield it with those 
disproportionately large wings that they have? I just don't know.

And while we are at it, is it just me, or are peewee nests the same colour 
wherever you go, seemingly independent of the local soil colour.

Just some questions for Thursday, as the list always seems at bit dull on 

Graham Turner

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