Four new books illuminate the confluence of science, art and ornithology.

Audubon’s Species: Bird Art, in All Its Glory

Four new books illuminate the confluence of science, art and ornithology.

How to make a decorative bird nest

How-to make your own decorative bird nests - The Pecks

Gorgeous!   Water logged tree stump cradling a nest with three blue eggs. #birdsnest #blueeggs

Gorgeous! Water logged tree stump cradling a nest with three blue eggs. #birdsnest #blueeggs

A Baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) builds a nest in a betelnut tree on the outskirts of Guwahati city, north-east India. Weavers are known for their elaborately woven nests, which are built by the males. Photograph: STR/EPA

The week in wildlife – in pictures

A Baya weaver (Ploceus philippinus) builds a nest in a betelnut tree on the outskirts of Guwahati city, north-east India. Weavers are known for their elaborately woven nests, which are built by the males. Photograph: STR/EPA

Thick-billed Weaver Nest, Near Kruger, National Park, South Africa ::Pinning this to Sculpture, because birds are artists too::

Thick-billed Weaver Nest, Near Kruger, National Park, South Africa ::Pinning this to Sculpture, because birds are artists too::

The Hummingbird Nest - the hummingbird nest is so tiny it is not big enough for the babies as they grow, so the bird collects & weaves spider webs into the nest so it will expand as the babies grow. Amazing

The Hummingbird Nest - the hummingbird nest is so tiny it is not big enough for the babies as they grow, so the bird collects & weaves spider webs into the nest so it will expand as the babies grow. Amazing

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