Eli5: What do birds do at night if their nest gets destroyed during the day?

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Eli5: What do birds do at night if their nest gets destroyed during the day?

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Birds make nests so they can lay eggs. They don’t typically live in nests if they’re not, you know, nesting.

Birds don’t *live* in a nest really, they’re built specifically to raise young that can’t fly yet.

When it’s not breeding season or they’re not nesting for whatever reason, songbirds will usually sleep in a tree or some other cover. A whole gaggle of sparrows like to use our giant bush as a bird condo.

Well, if you’re house gets destroyed during the day, what would you be doing that night??

Birds also have feet that are normally clenched, so it takes them no effort to grip a branch all night while roosting.

Birds often stay under my car (directly on the pavement, on axle area, in the bumper cover, on the tire under wheelwell). No nest. We have bird feeder that attracts them though.