Northern Cardinal – Naked Young

Bluebirds nesting in the Crepe Myrtle

In 2011, this nest of Eastern Bluebirds was found in my Crepe Myrtle tree. After seeing the recent article in the NABS “Bluebird Journal” of Fall 2017 (vol. 39, no.4) reprinted from the NestWatch blog, I decided to share my photos from 2011. I didn’t see the nest being built, but it was finished when I saw it, and the bluebirds were the only ones I saw at the nest. It looks, to me, as if the nest material is, indeed, a bluebird-selected material.

MCHM Robins

This was fun experience, since the nest is six feet and below my window, I was able to observe the nest with some regularity. I took over 2,000 photos over the whole month, with my telephoto lense. This way i did not disturb the family by walking close to the site.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology