Breeding of redwattled lapwing on ground

Lapwing is a ground living bird, this bird makes nest on ground. I have observed complete nesting process.

Dark-eyed Junco nest

This little Dark-eyed Junco nest was so well hidden. It was tucked under a little mossy rock ledge on the ground. I was walking by and a junco suddenly took flight, so I looked closely and found it. Inside was a nestling and two eggs. Sadly, over the course of a few days they all disappeared. First the nestling, than one of the eggs, and then the final egg. The parents were on the nest most of the the time, so I don’t know what could have gotten it. Perhaps mice or chipmunks.

Carolina wren nest in ground vines

I thought the wrens choice of location was interesting, and wanted to share it. Here’s hoping they make it, as we have garter, king and black snakes here.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology