Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nests Revealed

Now that the leaves are falling, nests are revealing themselves all over the place. This one is very close to my front door. I actually discovered it the day before the little birds fledged. It was a blue jay nest and I had never seen jay babies before. They looked like miniature blue jays with very short tails.

This robin's nest was in my crab apple tree.

I'm not sure what kind of birds lived in this nest. I'm guessing a Kinglet, as they seem to prefer spruce to nest in. This little tree is my millennium tree (planted in 2000) and it's about 5 feet tall now. I was marvelling at how large it was getting when I noticed this little nest, well hidden in the upper boughs.


Addison Dewitt said...

Go Jays Go!

goldenbird said...

Those nests are very cool. I'm starting to see them in the trees where I live, too. Isn't it fun seeing baby birds fledge? I once had mourning doves nesting on my patio and had a front row seat to the entire process, eggs to flight.

Anonymous said...

We used to get our Christmas trees from a local Choose 'n Cut tree farm and many times after we had brought home the tree we would find it had a nest hidden in the branches. That always made me happy because not only is it a fun spot to tuck in an ornament, but it's good luck too!


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