I have been watching this nest since last October when Hurricane Sandy made it's way to the Northeast. That nest swayed and bounced in the high winds. I believed it wouldn't make it through the night. The next morning, there it was, sitting as nice as could be.
In February the Northeast was hit with a blizzard, with snow totals anywhere from 2 feet to 3 feet, with accompanying high winds. Again, the nest swayed and bounced, and again I thought it wouldn't make it. It did, it's "roof" covered in snow, it sat as pretty as can be, glistening in the sun, with its "roof" strong and supporting the pile of snow on top.
In March, the Northeast was hit with a "surprise" snowfall of about 2 feet. Yep, you guessed it, the picture at left shows that the little nest did indeed make it through that storm as well.
It is truly amazing what "nature" can build, how strong its built, how it survives storm after storm. Maybe man can learn how to engineer stronger bridges, roads, houses and buildings. I am truly amazed at the skill of the little birds that built this stronghold!