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...
CLOSED: Has anyone seen a nest like this one?
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!
Janet - The materials look like twigs, flower buds and remnants from seed pods. Hmmm.
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!
DH is a country boy and says it looks like something a pack rat would build. Really strange.
Looks like some sort of Wren...but I'm new and usually clueless!
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??
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.
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!
LOL....that is too funny. I didn't know that bit of info. Thanks for sharing!