Sunday, 27 January 2008

Witches Parking Only

More information about "Witch's brooms" copy/paste the next link into your browser: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch's_broom

26 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

It is hard for me to tell what these are but in this country I would say they are summer squirrel nests.

oldmanlincoln said...

Well, now it is interesting. I don't think I have ever seen Witch's brooms here but I suppose it is here. I had no idea it was a disease until you pointed the way. Thanks for the answer. And thanks for the visit.

Astrid Witte said...

Dat ziet er nog eens bijzonder uit. Het lijkt wel een heel netwerk van verbindingen...

Donna said...

Unusual sight! I find I'm looking "Up" more these days!!! Have a great picture day today!

dot said...

Hi Dick, Did you post the wrong link? I was completely lost until I read Abe's comment. I thought they were squirrel's nest also. So then I googled Witch's Broom and got a Wikipedia link on it. Interesting post!
Yes, I visited everyone on Mr. Linky!

Amrita said...

very unique.Beautifully sillouetted

Julie said...

Well, you learn something new everyday - we see them here, but I'd never heard them given a name; sometimes they are difficult to tell apart from crows nests or mistletoe at a distance.

Really like the graphic contrast of the shot, Dick.

Hyde DP said...

I thought - what a lot of nests - but then I read the comments - guess I'd better go back and check that link and find out more.

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Prachtig Dick. Bijna angstaanjagend. Het is iets om kleine kinderen bang mee te maken, met zo'n aantal "Heksebezems".

Kerri said...

Wow! A Very neat shot! Great perspective!

Kostas said...

It is really a lot of interesting but also beautiful spectacle.
I would be put under oath that it is a usual tree with a lot of nests of birds, from some part of my country, where exist many.
The answer is different, but again gained is... something learned and today!

imac said...

Ahh, thought of Rooks nests 1st.
great capture. Witch way did they go? lol

RuneE said...

Around here we call this "Magpie's nests." I have been told that it is some disease of the tree.

Great catch.

Andrée said...

wow. I like your photo way better than the wikipedia one. It is awesome. The way you shot it, it does look like the work of witches.

dot said...

I've never heard of it but my husband says he has.

evlahos said...

what a shot. very interesting shapes

Old Wom Tigley said...

I come across these a lot, some of them are massive others only the size of a soccer ball.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool. Nice photo. We do have Witches brooms here in some kinds of trees. I've seen them, but not like that, nicely seen and captured. Very interesting.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The url worked fine for me--why don't you use the link thing, it would be easier for people.

Oswegan said...

Cool image. Are they nests or some sort of lichen?

happyone said...

Wow, that is so cool looking. I've never heard of witch's broom. I'm going to the website now to look it up. Thanks.

Anna said...

Wow what interesting photo - at first I thought squirrel nests, but not, it must be something else, I don't think squirrels would nest that close, may be vulture nests. Anna :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

Will have to check this out when i have better connections this sounds interesting Love the photo

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi ,
Deze nesten zijn in groete getale, mooie foto met tegenlichten, tjee those Nest are in big numbers, nice photo with backgroundlights...

Greetings JoAnn

Dick said...

Thank you for your comments, I thought "Witch's Brooms" are known all over the world and the picture speaks for itself but it didn't. Please check the link and you know all about it.
(Imac) Their brooms are there for a long time, maybe they can't find the way back to the parking. It's better not to go in that forest at night.

Sunkyoung said...

Wow, excellent photo and title, Dick! Hoe gaat het met je?;)