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Margaret Poethig

Arlington, VA, USA


These are some of my favorite photos of birds carrying nesting material during this breeding season. I was only able to monitor the Fish Crow nest all the way to fledging. The nests of the other birds were either not used, not finished, or I wasn’t able to locate it.


Breeding birds

Birds Carrying Nesting Material

I watched this Northern Cardinal begin to build a nest, with her mate keeping a watchful eye close by. When I returned a few days later, it appeared the birds had abandoned the nest-building effort in that location.

4 responses to “Birds Carrying Nesting Material”

  1. Paula says:

    Great pics!

  2. Texas Bird Family says:

    Great photos! I had House Sparrows, starlings, mockingbirds, doves, and Blue Jays gathering nesting materials in my yard this spring.

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