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Andrew Staufer

Kalamazoo, MI, United States

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This is the first flycatcher nest that I have had. They are using a box that I built for flickers and filled with wood shavings. After battling Starlings and House Sparrows for three long years, something special has taken up residence. Notice, there is not a bit of snakeskin.Very interesting! But take a look at the House Wren nest photo. There’s the snakeskin! In a House Wren nest? It looks like there are some of the same black feathers in there. Maybe the House Wren stole the feathers and the snakeskin from the flycatcher. Fascinating! The wren nest is about 50 feet away from the flycatchers, so this is quite possible.

Great-crested Flycatcher Nest

Six gorgeous eggs!

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