Thursday, January 02, 2014

Identify This Bird Nest

I found this nest in a yard on Pine Hill the other day, apparently blown out of a big spruce tree by the wind. I'm wondering what bird made it? At first I thought maybe a hummingbird but I think it's too large for a hummer. My short online search for bird nest guides only found hard copies for sale. 

It's shown next to a nickel for comparison. The hole in the middle is maybe an inch and a half across and an inch deep. Outside diameter is maybe three inches across, two and a half inches deep. Any guesses as to what kind of bird made this nest?


At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

possibly a warbler

At 2:30 PM, Anonymous jon said...

that bird had some construction skills. Nice. Like. Click

At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a Loggerhead Shrike nest. They're one mean little bird. Their talons of weak, so they impale their prey (insects) on the ends of bush and tree branches, thorns, barbed wire, etc. They're called the 'butcher bird.'

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...



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