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Bird Identification: CLOSED: Has anyone seen a nest like this one?

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2008
2:06 AM

Post #4903183

It is in a little nesting box that chickadees used last year...I never see the bird. BUT I think I saw a little creeper type bird go in there last week. I just thought it was looking...lol What do you think...it is NOT a cup nest for sure...it appears to have an entrance at the hole of the birdhouse and then maybe an exit at the top rear...of course they can't get out there because of the roof of the house...so I don't know...

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #4903188

Here is another shot of the way it is built, or I should say what it is built out of...

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2008
2:09 AM

Post #4903196

Last one...very strange nest to me though..

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JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2008
2:10 AM

Post #4903203

I also have a Grey Cat Bird nesting in my shrubs by my porch...here is a picture of the first egg she layed...it is the prettiest aqua/blue color! She is also a very pretty bird!

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pelletory
Marlton, NJ

May 4, 2008
2:41 AM

Post #4903357

That is a very pretty egg!
Mima56
Thayer, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
2:41 AM

Post #4903358

What a MESS that nest is!! I'll be curious to hear what built it. And that egg is about the prettiest color I've ever seen. So glad you got a pic!
OPbirder
Orchard Park, NY

May 4, 2008
10:15 AM

Post #4903961

Janet - The materials look like twigs, flower buds and remnants from seed pods. Hmmm.
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2008
11:34 AM

Post #4904037

Isn't that egg just beautiful! It looks like a CANDY egg placed in the bushes...lol I will try to sit "berry berry still" on my porch and see if I can snap a shot of the two birds. The cat bird and the mystery bird...lol That is the most interesting nest I have seen!

I have other birds nesting at the end of the porch, so I will see if I can spot their nest today as well.

Have a beautiful and blessed Sunday everyone!
Mima56
Thayer, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
2:59 PM

Post #4904693

DH is a country boy and says it looks like something a pack rat would build. Really strange.
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2008
3:07 PM

Post #4904727

Mima...that was my first impression also!
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2008
3:15 PM

Post #4904760

Nope it is a bird...here she is, but it is a zom shot and not much to go on...I will try to get one from the top side of the porch. I just happened to be walking around the yard with my camera and saw her going to the box.

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dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2008
3:18 PM

Post #4904777

Looks like some sort of Wren...but I'm new and usually clueless!

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2008
3:47 PM

Post #4904898

House Wren

Resin
Mima56
Thayer, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
3:54 PM

Post #4904935

I agree with Resin, seeing the bird. We have watched wrens attempt to get all sorts of sticks into little nest boxes. But yours evidently hasn't figured out just how to construct his nest, has he??
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2008
4:09 PM

Post #4904983

Yes, that is what she is...I was on the porch "without" camera...lol and she came out of the box and perched a while so I had a good look at her. The nest looks like it has an entrance and an exit when I open the box...kind of spherical shaped. She is certainly very hyper! LOL

The cat bird laid another egg, or there were two in there and I only saw one yesterday. From where I look it appears they have white cracks coming in them already, so maybe the two were already there...I just can't know for sure. She does "meow" when I get close though...it is pretty cool.

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Mima56
Thayer, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2008
4:21 PM

Post #4905016

With the wrens, the male builds several nests and then shows them to the female, who eventually picks her favorite. I just can't see any woman in her right mind wanting to lay eggs in that mess!
JanetS
Braselton, GA
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2008
4:32 PM

Post #4905049

LOL...that is too funny. I didn't know that bit of info. Thanks for sharing!

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