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Kylie Beevers

Alpena, MI, USA


I posted a picture of this nest the previous week and I got some results.

1: It’s not an abandoned HummingBird nest.
2: It could be a sparrow nest, either song or swamp sparrow.
3: It would be easier if I put a small object in the cup of the nest to determine the cup size.

If you have any ideas, please leave a comment. The nest is in swamp land/marsh and is roughly two feet off the ground.


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What Nest?

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3 responses to “What nest?”

  1. Little Smalls says:

    Now that I know where it is, it has to be a swamp sparrow nest. You can check out what their nest looks like on google, and it looks exactly the same. They do like to nest with cover, so I am assuming when the nest was used, the tree or bush had plenty of greenery to protect it.

  2. Texas Bird Family says:

    That is a Swamp Sparrow nest for sure!

  3. Texas Bird Family says:

    Swamp Sparrows nest only in wetlands. In the northern parts of the range, they use fens and bogs that have patches of open water, especially those dotted with shrubs. They also nest in peat bogs with little open water.

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