Nests

I spent a few hours Saturday morning covering a small area of Driftwood SFA watching just a few birds and seeing if they were heading to nests.

The easiest to observe from a distance was a pair of Eastern Kingbirds on a nest.

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A male Yellow Warbler was singing from a tree top which lead to a nest in an adjacent tree. See the nest?

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And a Baltimore Oriole’s nest way up in a Cottonwood(?) tree.

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I also came across a couple of Brown Thrasher’s doing their chuck call at me when I walked by, so I am guessing they had a nest in the bush.  A couple more Yellow Warblers were on territory singing.  And numerous American Robins were flying in and out of the hedges.

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A pair of Spotted Sandpipers were walking along the water’s edge.

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It’s amazing to me how many birds were probably nesting in the small 9-10 acre area I was observing. Eastern Towhees, Song Sparrows, Mourning Doves, Gray Catbirds, Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers, Orchid Orioles for example.

And Saturday afternoon I came across this Savannah Sparrow at the local High School.

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2 Responses to Nests

  1. mike clay says:

    and a little bird is leaving its nest to migrate to connecticut….. i will have to cover the county myself then. here in tippecanoe, we saw a canada warbler today but it is getting quieter than last week…

    • BobC says:

      And there was construction in every state which makes it slow going. The drive took an hour longer than it should have both ways. I birded the local reservoir both days with the highlight being a male Baltimore Oriole relentlessly attack a Blue Jay that wasn’t getting the hint to move on. After many minutes the Blue Jay finally left. The day before I had watched a Blue Jay attack the local Red-tailed Hawk. But I didn’t see a Red-tailed Hawk attack a Baltimore Oriole which would have completed the cycle.

      This coming weekend should be the last one I will be tied up.

      Bob

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