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Red Eyed Vireo's Nest

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Found this beautiful nest hanging from a branch...I wonder what kind of bird would lay eggs in it?




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23 Comments

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

you must put up a picture of a red eyed vireo!!

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

@Emma thanks a lot, I was actually planning to go back to the reserve this coming weekend and ask the people at the visitors center but now I don't have to, yeiiii! I will update the ID right away.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

@ Geo Leo,
This is a Red eyed Vireo's nest
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/552...

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 2 years ago

Please consider putting this in the animal architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

Isn't that amazing? Two different parts of the world and we can still find some similarities. According to the website of the Refuge were this photo was taken the Vireo is the bird that will make a nest like this...I just need to find exactly what type of Vireo. Please share anything you find about the nest in your area that look like this one, ok?

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

we have similar looking nests out here made by scaly breasted munias
ill try and dig more too
love these kind of spottings

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

Atul, I'm still trying to properly Id this one...by the way let me go "dig" :)

Atul
Atul 2 years ago

very interesting discussion!!!

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

I will do that tomorrow, we are on a mission now...lol!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Well we have three major positives.
The red eyed vireo is local resident in fall
The nest is 6 ft above the ground.
The nest s near water and
the building material is just a little different.
Chances a re that it is a red eyed vireo.
did you put it up on the Cornell website?
a little more research won't hurt of course!

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

Emma, according to the Aransas NWR website the Red eye vireo is seen in moderate numbers during the fall in this area, this little bird might be the owner of the nest...will find out for sure just need to do more research, right?

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

http://blog.visitcranelake.com/vireo-nes...
In this link the red eye vireo has built its nest 6 ft above ground level and is next to a lake.
Only thing is that this pic is from minnesota and the building material of the nest is not exactly the same.
Worth checking out though.

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

Thanks Emma, I'm very excited!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

welcome to Project Noah!!

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

Emma you are so good!!!! Plenty of that plant in the area where I found the nest... Thanks for the nestwatch info.

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

By the way, the Vireo is one of the many birds that live in the Aransas NWR (where this photo was taken) and they love to build their best in a "cup" shape...I think we are in the right direction!

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

Geo,the reason i said water front is because i thought that the nest is made of reeds.

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

Thanks Ava, for what I read the Oriole hangs his nest high in the trees (10+ feet high), but while researching this bird I found out that the Vireos hang it only a few feet from the ground...and my nest was about 6 feet high! Just need to find exactly what type of Vireo this nest belongs to...your lead is taking me somewhere !

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 2 years ago

It might be a Baltimore Oriole nest.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

I had instant luck with that site. But with the other spottings i had to wait . i feel that you should try too.

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 2 years ago

Yes Emma, it was near the water indeed!!! Do you think I can get some info from the same website you did?

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/691...
I had found a mystery nest . Was really fun trying to figure out who's nest!
You do have a very fascinating nest.Did you find it near a water body?

Texas, USA

Lat: 28.12, Long: -96.80

Spotted on Nov 13, 2011
Submitted on Nov 13, 2011

Spotted for mission

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