Birds Nest Needs ID
A very flat bird nest in a tree. It was about 4” from end to end.
A very flat bird nest in a tree. It was about 4” from end to end.
Mourning Dove nest in our neighbor’s backyard. The parents took turns feeding the young.
This loggerhead Shrike Fledgling was given the leg of a small bird by the adult, then the fledgling flew down to another branch with it!
All five bluebirds have fledged, the Hummingbirds have popped up in the yard, and all three robin eggs have hatched.
Little used nest in a Crepe myrtle tree. About 6 feet from the ground.
Lots of preening and feather fluttering…these guys will be leaving anyday. Hoping for brood #3.
Need ID for the nest. Very messy nest The nest with pretty small
Mama house finch feeding babies. Not the best photo as I took it through the storm door from inside my house.
Last night one of my worst nightmares came true, not only did I lose all of the robin’s young… but also all of the mockingbird nestlings. I was walking by the robin’s bush and saw needles scattered everywhere. There was one dead baby in the bush, and the bottom of the nest was shredded. I came to find piles upon piles of feathers, with the adult female robin clearly being dead. Knowing a predator had been around, I rushed to check the mockingbird nest, as the adult male had been screaming the entire time I have been home. I have never had a mockingbird nest before and I was thrilled to watch these hatchlings grow up. Sadly, the nest was torn out of its place and all the hatchlings were gone.
THE GOOD NEWS: all song sparrow babies fledged, my 5 bluebird nestlings are well, and I still have two other robin nests, built quite high, that are being raised and are safe. Nature can be cruel and unforgiving, but that’s part of what makes each successful brood so exciting and warming.
Eastern Phoebe sitting on her nest in Kingsland State Park, Ferrisburgh, VT.
The 5 House finch hatchlings are getting big! They are in a fern plant on my porch in Burlington, VT.
The turkey vultures were spotted in a farm field in Ferrisburgh, Vt near Kingsland Bay State Park.
All photos taken today 7-7-22.
The Northern Mockingbirds have hatched! All 4 are healthy and the adults have been quite aggressive and territorial to the other songbirds.
This Loggerhead Shrike fledgling was given the head of a small by the adult!
A robin just returned to use her old nest that had 4 successful fledglings. Hopefully this new clutch will be just as successful as her last!
These little guys are growing right in my garden.
On June 9th we discovered a mockingbird nest with four eggs. We visited it again on June 14th. We visited a 3rd time on June 29th and were surprised to see the destroyed nest. Do you think that the eggs hatched and the babies fledged? We had a really bad storm with almost 60-mile winds.
These five downy darlings just hatched within the last two days in a hanging Fern plant. Second hatchlings of t season. 6-30-22.
Mourning Dove nest in a dead palm tree with two babies! Both chicks fledged. The parents took turns with the babies.
Nest needs ID! Bird’s nest in an Oak tree. The nest is pretty small. (Only about 8” from end to end but not sure because it is high up.) Its made of sticks and Oak leaves. Would appreciate any ID ideas.
Five of our house finch babies in a bush. They will soon fledge as they’ve been in the nest for 12 days now. The nest is becoming quite cluttered with fecal matter… a shame they aren’t as faithful in taking fecal sacks as robins are!
Hatching day for the 5 babies in a hanging fern basket. Two already hatched.
Newly found mourning dove best on top of a Robin nest with 2 eggs in it.
House Finch nest with four eggs ~ expect one more egg tomorrow.
This house finch nest is in a hanging Fern plant on my covered porch. Egg #1 found today 6-14-22.
This is the second house finch nest this spring. Previous nest fledged five in May around Mother’s Day.
Barely noticed this in front of our shop in front of a garage door in the gravel driveway!! Hopefully none of the random foxes and woodchucks roaming around here will find it!
The Birdhouse Forest started with a couple dozen birdhouses built by a neighbor to help with the mosquito issue. Today there are 400 colorful birdhouses for everyone to enjoy!
Mourning Dove nest in our neighbor’s dead palm tree. Mother Mourning Dove with two chicks. Both chicks survived and fledged.
A pair of house finches showed immediate interest in a hanging fern on my porch as a potential nesting site.
A couple days later lots of chatter, visits, and a nest!
Blue Jay nest with 3 young. Sorry for the bad pictures. The was about 10 feet up.
I first thought the nest was empty. I did as was suggested by other nest watchers and took a video of the nest. Was surprised to see four Mockingbird eggs. Was close to the dog park.
Robin fledgling chirping and waiting in an evergreen tree as parents get food on the lawn.
House finch nest in a hanging basket of ferns.
House finch nest located in a shrub in my yard. All visits from the day I found them to the day of the first hatchlings.
Saw this nest about a week and a half ago and the mother and father were four feeding fluffy gray babies. We went to visit it a couple of days ago and we didn’t see the parents or chicks. It’s on a powerline and we were on the road so we couldn’t see the nest that well. Do you think it’s been abandoned?
This nest is in a hydrangea bush in my back yard. Could you please help identify the eggs?
The Killdeer eggs have hatched! Before we only saw the mother but today we saw both the mother and father. All four eggs hatched. The photos aren’t that good because they were running around. There was a black snake in the water so I hope it doesn’t get the babies! They are still a bit wobbly.
Mrs. Deer is sitting on her eggs. She’s becoming more friendly and doesn’t do her broken wing display anymore.
An old Woodpecker nest at Walmart.
Found a beautiful red breasted bird busily building a nest on top of our backyard light fixture. After a couple of weeks I saw a small blue egg shell fallen on the ground. Googled it and found out it was an American Robin’s nest.Managed to click few pictures of the hatchlings. After a couple of days there were three big baby bird’s beak open visible out of the nest. The mom and dad birds were busy feeding worms to these fledglings. After a couple of days the fledglings were hopping on the ground. The robin had built another nest a couple of houses away and moved over there. But watching nature’s way of building a beautiful nest had me spellbound.We kept the empty nest as it is Undisturbed. Waking up to the sweet chirps of birds is the best subtle sweet music to start a day with. This is my first time witnessing a bird’s way of building a nest and hatching it’s eggs. Nature’s marvel!!!
A better view of the eggs. Four Killdeer eggs are being guarded by Mrs. Deer. 🥚
Mrs. Deer guarding her nest of four eggs.
Four Killdeer eggs in a nest.
Mother Killdeer doing broken wing display.
Mrs. Deer, the mother Killdeer watching her nest.
This video about the Loggerhead Shrike appeared on a PBS show called Tennessee Wild Side! The photographs used throughout the 10-minute show were mostly mine!
The Adult Loggerhead Shrike gave its fledgling a large Dragonfly and the fledgling was trying to eat it!
This nest was built in a spring wreath on our front door
The house finch hatchlings are growing fast. Everyone looks well fed and comfy. taken today 4-24-22.
The Loggerhead Shrikes were very busy trying to feed all five of its fledglings!
Have a large variety of nesting structures around rural property. Sometimes birds nest in the most inconvenient places. Otherwise, there is plenty of opportunity for cavity nesters. At least one successful Bluebird clutch per year.
These hatchlings were born over the last couple of days. Waiting on number five…looks like he is just about ready to pop! Photos taken today 4-20-22.
A pair of Carolina Wrens have built a nest in a wall cavity near the rafters of our garage. Within the past few days their eggs have hatched and the wrens have been very busy feeding the new nestlings!
A hawk is about to fly off with a 3 or 4 day old Eurasian Collared Dove chick
House finch egg # 5 arrived this morning. Nest is in the top of my Christmas wreath protected by a small porch roof. Perfect spot to raise a family. Happy mama bird ~ she sings sweetly every morning.
First house finch egg laid this AM 4-4-22. Looking forward to lots of chirpping in the months ahead.
The house finch starting building her nest yesterday in my Christmas Wreath. The wreath is hanging on a window on a small covered porch. I took this photo from inside the house looking out. She is very industrious and alot of fun to observe. Will post pics of eggs ~ should be soon!
Fifth year of nesting in my barn loft. Refurbished barn last year, and created a protected room for them in their nesting area.
Male Cardinal red color was striking against the snow covered ground.
This Dark-eyed Junco stayed on a perch while the other Dark Eyed Juncos feasted on seeds.
Bald eagle bringing home a bass for the its mate and the eaglet in the nest
I am so surprised she made her nest right here where I sit and look directly at her! She did come to my patio often to visit, (I thought!) but turns out she liked the digs!
Moma feeding little ones
A series of cliff swallow nests were under the overhang of the Visitor’s Center at the wildlife refuge.
We made a nest out a former hanging pot holder and created a lid of sticks and pine cones. Bewick’s Wrens have used it for 2 years. It hangs on our patio.
This nest was contructed in the middle of a hiking trail; a kind hiker placed the rocks around it to protect it.
Barn Swallow nest on top of loud speaker outside of Tractor Supply Store
I watched a Hermit Thrush build her nest in a tree outside our window. She laid four eggs and shortly after the babies hatched the nest was raided by an unknown predator. The mother died protecting her brood. One hatchling was laying on our deck but still alive. I transported it to a local wildlife rehab facility. The baby was successfully fledged and released with a group of rescued robins. Overall, it’s a very unfortunate outcome but an enriching one nonetheless.
Bewick’s wren chick checking out our patio. This bird house is about 12′ from the back door and only 4′ off the ground.
Had the joy of watching the Robin’s build this nest and raise 2 broods this past summer. First brood had 4 and second was 3. Amazing to watch how hard these parents worked to provide for their young.
Robin’s built this nest on the tire of a vehicle that had been sitting in the same spot for many months. When something stole the eggs they abandon the nest.
Nest built on top of utility box next door. First hatchling followed by two more.
Amazingly, these Killdeer nested on a derelict foundation in the middle of a construction site. In spite of the noise and busyness, they courageously stayed on the nest until all four eggs had hatched. Not long after, the foundation, too, was destroyed as the planned ‘development’ progressed.
Red-tailed hawks continue nesting for at least the 6 of the past 7 years, 3 at this site. Open hunting area and high nest and perch locations gave this red-tailed hawk great opportunity for success.
The enjoyment from observing and learning Bluebird families is rewarding…
My first birdhouse build project. I wanted to build a real working birdhouse versus decorative. I researched the bird species with the need, and found Cornell Labs Nestwatch. This is now the first of 2 bluebird houses on either ends of our property.
Every summer a pair of Common Loons nest on the small lake where I live. I find great joy in watching them raise their family from my kayak.