Few doubt the brilliance of bird nest design, but it seems our feathered friends are just as ingenious when it comes to picking locations for their future homes. They need to be, when you consider the rate at which we’re gobbling up space on our planet. Yet looking at some of the bizarre spots birds mark out as prime real estate, anyone would think this business tells you something about each bird’s taste and character.

Handyman about the house

Don’t get any peace

Bright lights big city

Light and airy

Just hanging out

Check out my wheels

That’s just grate

Sculptural style

Ready to make a fast exit

Staying connected

Easy to contact

Morbid fascination

Prickly temperament

That’s just rubbish