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Mike Bednar

Cedar Hill, TX, USA

Description

Possible cardinal nest

Category

Open cup nests

Species

North Texas Wrens

Looks like a Mama Cardinal .. nest is in the white cup with 5 eggs

One response to “North Texas Wrens”

  1. Robyn Bailey, NestWatch Project Leader says:

    Hi, this is a Carolina Wren’s nest. Carolina Wrens build a domed-over cave-like nest (their scientific name means “cave dweller”), whereas cardinals build a flat saucer-like nest in a shrub. The eggs do look similar in pattern, but the cardinal eggs are larger. In this case, the location of the nest and the deep cave-like style is diagnostic. Hope this helps, and happy NestWatching!

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