February 29, 2016 at 9:48 am #1038
Found this old nest in a shrub I was trimming this weekend – is a chickadee’s – looks like moss on it.
Woops’ picture from PhotoBucket didn’t work? Why?February 29, 2016 at 10:54 am #1046The Original Bluebird NutAdmi-nut-strator
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I got it to work for you, Carol. When I followed the link in your post, it took me to an album page. I tried lifting that url, and it didn’t work. But when I right-clicked on the photo itself in your album, and selected “copy image location” and used that link with the “img” button, it worked.
I’m not sure if that’s a Chickadee nest or not. The dried leaves make me think TUTI, but odd that it would be in a shrub, since TUTI are usually cavity nesters.
TMB StudiosFebruary 29, 2016 at 11:41 am #1051lexiluParticipant
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Chickadees are cavity nesters. As far as I know they don’t build in shrubs. It looks like the base of the nest is sticks. I know some mockingbird eggs are blue, but they can be pale with spots like that. My vote is mockingbird.
VirginiaFebruary 29, 2016 at 6:12 pm #1052
Thanks, Gin, for getting this image to work. I will try to remember how to do this. I did think dees were cavity nesters, Lexi, the nest I believe started as grass and the twigs you see are remnants of my clippings of the shrubs as I didn’t find this nest until I had done some trimming.
Also, the egg was not blue, more cream color with specks – hard to tell because left from last year.March 3, 2016 at 2:33 pm #1071
I don’t know but it’s cool!
TammyMarch 3, 2016 at 7:10 pm #1075dogsandbirdsModerator
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It could also be a cardinal. Definitely not TUTI or CACH. I think the dried leaves are incidental.
Atlanta, GAMarch 3, 2016 at 10:28 pm #1078
Thanks all – seems like this one may remain unsolved. Yes, the dried leaves are incidental since they are from last fall & winter. It must have been wedged in real tight for it not to have succumbed from all the winds we have had here in the Midwest. Of course, this shrub was about 2 feet larger which would have protected it a lot.March 5, 2016 at 9:32 am #1081Donna in WIParticipant
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I think what you think is moss might be yarn?? I looks spiraled if you look closely.
Donna in WIMarch 5, 2016 at 11:13 am #1084
Does this egg look like the egg in this link?
TammyMarch 5, 2016 at 11:26 am #1085March 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm #1088
Donna, this was not yarn in/on the nest – it was definitely moss, although it had been inside this shrub since last year so could have just developed moss, and was not put there by the parent.
Tammy, no it didn’t look like this European Robin, and the Robin eggs around here are definitely blue, but then again, this nest was quite old. It is possible it was a mockingbird, as I had seen & heard them around here, and my next door neighbor has had them nest in her yard in the bushes – and this nest would have been about three feet off the ground in the shrub, which fits your description. So, maybe mocker – quite hard since it was so old.March 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm #1089
Weird. It really does look like yarn. Zoom on it by doing CTRL and the plus sign and see how we think that. If it was a mocker that yarn would make sense.
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