Birds nest - unknown bird.
I am going to research which bird this belongs to. It was found on the ground (empty) in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia and was given to me to draw. It is about 10 cm high and 15 cm wide and is made up of the most amazing material - lots of paperbark, sticks, some strands of coloured cotton and stuffing of some type (wool or nylon?) .
I have been very precious in transporting it, but just realised this evening when I was sketching it, that it is really very sturdy, almost solid at the base.
I am going to be drawing this again in the future - some more studies and in detail. Also I will draw the bird at the Museum if I find out which bird it belongs to! Another project for me .....