2022 Bird Nests part 2

2022 Bird Nests part 2.

Please correct me if I am wrong on any of these IDs.

2022 Bird Nests part 1

2022 Bird Nests part 1.

Please correct me if I am wrong on any of these IDs.

Open cup nests of our beautiful woodland birds

Gray Catbird nest with interesting material

I found this Gray Catbird nest outside the window of the house we were staying in at Acadia National Park. It had strips of cellophane paper woven into it that said “REMOVE”, which I found charming.

Blue-gray Gnatcatchers mob a Barred Owl

A pair of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers mob a Barred Owl that is perched too close to the nest.


American robin sitting in a water puddle

Brown-headed cowbird egg in mockingbird nest

This brown-headed cowbird egg was in a mockingbird nest. This photo was taken AFTER the 3 chicks fledged. There was one mockingbird egg that didn’t hatch. The cowbird egg is the smaller white egg on the right.

Baby Northern Mockingbirds

This nest was located in a front yard.

Recently hatched chipping sparrow

Baby robins


A pair of juncos in my backyard with a nest and they had 2 broods of chicks. This is a photo of one of the parents getting food for the chicks.

Red Vented Bulbul Old Nest

An old nest of a Red-Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)

Nest attempt – A1475036

I think this is a hummingbird nest that fell out of the tree.

There might be such thing as a rock pigeon I think!/ID please!

nest that the babies fledged

Tweet and Barney are GONE!

We visited the nest later than we wanted today, (Almost dusk) we thought that the mother would be there. When we saw there was no mother we took the video of the nest and saw, it was empty! The nest wasn’t damaged so was probably a Blue Jay, Crow, or squirrel. Hopefully, we can find another nest to watch soon.

Happy Birthday Barney!!

Barney hatched today! Now we’re waiting for Tweet! Happy Birthday Barney!! He has a few downy feathers on his back. His eyes are closed.

Nest needs id!

Id please!

id please!

Nest ID please! Suspected hawk nest

The nest is made of sticks and leaves. It’s at least 1 square foot, but possibly a little larger. It’s about 60 feet up but I’m not good with guessing height measurements. It’s towards the top of the tree, in a crotch from the main trunk. I have no idea how old it is, so I’m unsure if there was a body of water nearby when the nest was built. It’s a forest habitat, and a little bit of ways from the nest is an area that floods easily. I’ve seen Red-Shouldered Hawks, Red-Tailed Hawks, and Broad-Winged Hawks in my area. I’m guessing it’s a Red-Shouldered Hawk nest, but a Cooper’s Hawk nest is also pretty likely. Any ID help is appreciated!

Last egg never hatched

Of the 3 eggs in the Cardinal nest, only 2 hatched, they were named Red and Ruby. We went on vacation for a week so I wasn’t able to check on the nest until we got back. When we got back they were gone so I’m hoping they fledged. I removed the egg from the nest.

least flycatcher nest failed:baby fell out if the nest.sad):

Northern Mockingbird nest

Northern Mockingbird nest at Paul D Rushing Chain of Lakes. Update: Tweet and Barney haven’t hatched yet. I hope they hatch soon! This nest is near the side of the road in between two ditches.

Tweet and Barney

Tweet and Barney. Tweet is the lighter one and Barney is the darker one.

Used Nests

Used nest. Hoping someone can ID them.

Infertile Blue Jay Egg

1 blue jay egg. Appears to be infertile as the baby blue jay already fledged. There used to be two eggs. There was an eggshell in the nest.

Baby Robin

Only one robin left. I guess the others fledged already.

Tweet and Barney

Mockingbird nest with 2 eggs and used nest needs ID

Better picture of the Blue Jay showing the eggs

A better picture of the Blue Jay showing the eggs. The eggs are very light blue with brown speckles. In the first picture, there is the baby and one egg and in the second picture there is the baby and if you look carefully you can see one egg and one egg hiding under the baby. The third picture shows the eggs. The 3rd picture is older.

Its NOT a Cowbird! Its a Blue Jay!

It’s NOT a cowbird! It’s a blue jay! We saw it today and it has blue feathers, a black beak, and white and black on its face. The two eggs didn’t hatch so they are probably infertile.

Robin Nestlings

Three baby robins in a pine tree.

Better picture of the Cowbird

A better picture of the Cowbird. What a sweet little cowbird. It’s taking good care of its not yet hatched Cardinal siblings.

Nests Need ID

Three nests need ID. The 1st was about 10 feet high in an oak tree. The 2nd was in a small oak about two feet from the ground and the same with the 3rd.

Young Cowbird in nest

Baby Cowbird in a nest. Eggs need ID. White with brown speckles. The eggs are about an inch long. There are two eggs. The nest was made of mostly sticks and lots of white down feathers. Any ID?

The last egg hasn’t hatched. Should I be worried?

The babies were sleeping when I got there but I accidentally woke them up. The last egg hasn’t hatched yet. It’s siblings hatched sometimes between the 18th and the 20th.
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2/3 Northern Cardinal eggs hatched!

Two of the three Northern Cardinal eggs have hatched! They’re so cute. They hatched sometime between the 18th and today. I need name suggestions for these two!

old nest,id maybe.

Brown Thrasher eggs and Nest ID help!

Two nests I found in a shrub/tree in one of my relative’s yard. One is an active Brown Thrasher nest with three eggs. The other is right next to it about 6 feet high and it is made of sticks, a pink string, and some other random materials. I didn’t get a good look at the inside.

Northern Cardinal eggs and nest

I had photographed the female with a stick in her mouth on the 1st, and I found the nest but wasn’t sure if it was actually a nest. Then I went to double check on the 11th and sure enough it was! I’m so excited to get to watch them grow up!

Mockingbird Nest

we visited this nest and it was destroyed.

Northern Mockingbird Nest Progression

A northern mockingbird nest found at 2 eggs, a few days later it had progressed to 4.

mama & her chicks

i want to put a photo on nest watch to share it

Summer Tanager Nest

Tanager nest with 3 nestlings. One appears to have a redder gape than the others. There is no obvious size or color difference.

Ground nest among myrtle

Small nest disturbed while weeding Three ~1/2″ speckled greenish eggs … don’t know what bird is most likely

Baby Robins

Found these photos from years ago.

Blue eggs

First nest in this location

Curve-billed thrasher

2 curve-billed thrasher eggs in a nest in the arms of a cholla cactus; mom was watching nearby in a mesquite tree

Unknown Bird Nest, Please Identify

Can anyone please identify these bird nests? They blew down from some yard trees at my home in Western New York.

Great Horned Nest

Early February, Owl on nest throughout daytime visits , likely incubating. Nest located in city park located along stretch of Red Deer River. Mixed deciduous and conifer forest.

Gray Catbird nestlings

Nest next to front porch.

Gray Catbird Eggs

Nest in Juniper shrub next to front porch.

Hidden Gem

Happened upon this lovely female Rose-breasted Grosbeak sitting on a nest as I went for a walk at our farm.

Roseate Spoonbill on nest

Roseate Spoonbill on nest

Hummer on Nest

From Spring ’21 – This hummingbird built its nest over Prairie Creek in Richardson, TX.

Nest Builders

Two Carolina Wrens carried a variety of materials to a hanging basket in my back yard to build their nest.

Cup full o’ Jays

Steller’s jay triplets


Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in the nest

Parent and Nestling

The Ocean City, NJ rookery is an extraordinary place. It affords easy, safe and unobtrusive photography as well as monitoring of 5 different species of herons as well as Glossy Ibises.

Abundant Ring-billed Gull Nest in the Open

One gull was flushed from the nest as another joined in harassing from a few feet above as this visitor strolled by to check on the nest.

The Cooper’s Sublings

Located in a tree next to a sidewalk on a busy local street, these Cooper’s hawk chicks were well fed by their parents. Not bothered by passers by or local photographers, they grew up fast and all fledged soon after these photos were taken!

Needy Nestling Needs More Nourishment

Built remarkably close to a road, this Eagle’s nest offered a rare opportunity to view their care of this nestling.

This was the Pied Bill Grebe’s nest in the cattails

The Grebes successfully raised 5 of the 7 babies in the little lake at Lake Park in Louisville, CO

Messy House Finch nest

Never seen a cardinal nest like this before!

I saw cardinals building this nest and have never seen a bird nest like this! I don’t want to use this door and destroy the nest. It is now November, so the little ones are gone. Should i leave the nest alone? Will they come back? It is a perfectly protected area for a nest – smart cardinals!

ground nest by 1×2 stake

Precious robin eggs

This nest is in the rafters of our barn which is a small building with no door providing good flying access. The nest is built right alongside another Robin nest that i am pretty sure never got used.

Robin’s Nest 2021

Robin’s Nest 2021

Robin’s Nest 2021

This robin mom built a nest in a day, lay egg #1 the following morning, then lay eggs #2-#5 on each of the following days. Photos were taken with a 4K security camera set up to monitor the nest and stream it live on YouTube https://youtu.be/p29GzrtkJhY

Great Blue Heron Mama

This heron is taking a break from incubation.

The Bald Eagle

Notice the pines are framing his face.

Hungry Birds

Trio of Cardinals


As I was about to go on a hike with my parents and younger sister, I saw a grayish bird fly into a bent tree. I took a few more steps and looked harder, trying to figure out what kind of bird it was. Then I realized it was sitting on a nest! I slowly approached the nest and the bird flew away. I peered inside and, to my delight and surprise, found a beautiful baby blue egg!!! This is the first active nest I’ve found this year! Time to start NestWatch patrolling!!!

2020 Hooded Orioles Nesting site in our back yard

I have had a pair of Orioles nest on the side of our house. Their nest has been built between a rolldown blind and a screen door, that we wedge in place so it will not move during nesting season. We have had 27 babies fledge from our site over the last 4 years. This year I plan to mount a nestcam to capture more of their behavior. I do have video, however that has not been loaded online yet

A day in a life of a breeding female American Robin

Junco baby about to Fledge

Junco baby about to fledge, it jumped from the nest basket (fuschia) into another basket (petunia) and then took off from here. Last baby Junco to fledge in 2020.

Ruby-throated humming bird nest

We used a GoPro camera tethered to a pool pole to check out this humming bird nest. We had observed it being built, and estimate it was completed on/about 25-Jul when the bird’s activity slowed considerably and the bird appeared to “sit” more.

Northern Cardinal Fledge Day

For a few days, I noticed a male and female N. Cardinal repeatedly flying near a small cedar tree. I checked the tree and could not find a nest. So, I gave up. Then, on another day, I just had to check for a nest again because I was still seeing the adult cardinals in the area. This time, I found the nest with the fully feathered three nestlings inside. The parents did a great job building this nest in the thickest and most difficult part to access (for me) section of the tree.

Chipping Sparrow in tiny bush

Chipping Sparrows- The Day Before the Fledge

Four Fabulous Phoebes Ready to Fly!

On June 9, instead of climbing up a ladder to check on the nestlings in their mossy nest on the light fixture of our shed, I elected to take some photos. I was worried that getting too close would flush them too soon and I also wanted to confirm just how many nestlings were in the nest. Through out this nest watch, I had a difficult time counting the nestlings, as phoebes just don’t lift up their heads with wide open mouths like other species. (At least in my experience.) There were 5 eggs to start. When I did try to count the nestlings during my visits, I could basically only count three little beaks or maybe four. My final photo on June 10 around 10 AM, submitted here, shows four fully feathered youngsters, so ready to leave the nest. At 1 PM they were gone and I found one egg left in the nest. So, at last, it was confirmed that there were four fabulous phoebes added to this world. Good Luck to them!

Blue-headed Vireo nest

A Blue-headed Vireo nest found right next to a hiking trail in Danby State Forest, and containing one Brown-headed Cowbird egg. Nest is about 5 feet off of the ground in a forest.


What a look!

What kind of chicks are these?

My dad took me to the Kentucky castle’s farm yesterday, and we found four active nests.

Naked Baby Dinosaurs with a Bad Hair Day!

Stretching my wings

This Robin nestling is flapping its wings in preparation for learning to fly.

Sleeping Robin Twins

2 Robin Nestlings after the nest fell off the ceiling fan. I replaced the startled babies and they snuggled in to relax. I was able to replace the nest with assistance of packing tape.

Robin Eggs

4 Robin eggs!

Robin Trading Places

Male Robin watches over nest and switches places when female returns. Eggs are 5-7 days old.

Eastern Phoebe 05.10.2020

Eastern Phoebes have hatched! 3 or 4?

Mama Blue Jay

Notice the pink ribbon through the nest and tied to an adjacent limb? They unwound this from another limb and nest on the same tree when building their nest. They probably spent 3 hours on the ribbon. It is not just wrapped around the limb, it is tied.

Bluebird nest

House Finch Nest

House Finch nest of a pair that keeps visiting my feeder! There are also two other nests in the area.

Unoccupied Hummingbird Nest

Here is an unoccupied (as of right now) hummer nest. The mailman said there had been chicks in it earlier. Hopefully they all fledged safely!

Female blue jay on nest in oak tree

Northern Cardinal’s First Egg Laid!

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology