Constructed of iron, everyone has heard about Beijing's National
Olympic Stadium, colloquially known as the "Bird's Nest." But
how many people know about a real bird's nest made of thin iron
wires by turtledoves? The concept sounds beyond
The nest was discovered yesterday on top of a street lamp
sitting on the wall of a Zhejiang company. Two turtledoves had
constructed their nest by using abandoned iron wires. Thicker iron
wires compose the nest's shell; as one looks inside, the wires
become thinner and thinner. The core itself is constructed of fine,
soft abandoned electrical wires coated with rubber sleeves.
The nest contains no straw or feathers. Two eggs lay gently
inside the nest. The company boss has asked his employees not to
disturb the birds until the eggs hatch.
(China.org.cn August 2, 2007)