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Bird Identification: Can this include nest identification?

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MartyJo
Fayette, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 12, 2013
6:57 PM

Post #9556878

My husband found this nest on the ground yesterday while mowing. He thinks it might have been made from an old baseball - minus the covering. Then there are beads of mud daubed on the inside back. It is a very firm nest, which would go along with the baseball idea - but how would a bird do that? He assumed it had blown down from a tree, but that may not be the case. Any ideas?

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pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2013
3:20 PM

Post #9559155

Well, you are right about it being a baseball - possible turned inside-out
http://www.flickriver.com/photos/sally_mcburney/sets/72157622063160195/
But I am not sure about which bird - I guess some wrens will use weird things for nests
MartyJo
Fayette, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 25, 2013
7:14 PM

Post #9573335

Thanks, pollengarden. I had just about giving up on getting any answers. I guess it will remain a mystery.

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