Today as I was trimming a greatly-overgrown barberry in the front yard I revealed this:
Because of my work, the nest was now completely exposed to the elements. I felt horrible! Some bird spent a lot of time constructing its nest in a sheltered location, and I go and mess everything up. The nest was a work of art; perfectly symmetrical, built on a frame of sticks, lined with soft material, and ready for eggs.
How long does it take a bird to make a new nest?