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Found this beautiful nest hanging from a branch...I wonder what kind of bird would lay eggs in it?
you must put up a picture of a red eyed vireo!!
@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.
@ Geo Leo,This is a Red eyed Vireo's nesthttp://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/552...
Please consider putting this in the animal architecture mission at http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...
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?
we have similar looking nests out here made by scaly breasted muniasill try and dig more too love these kind of spottings
Atul, I'm still trying to properly Id this one...by the way let me go "dig" :)
very interesting discussion!!!
I will do that tomorrow, we are on a mission now...lol!
Well we have three major positives.The red eyed vireo is local resident in fallThe 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!
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?
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.
Thanks Emma, I'm very excited!
welcome to Project Noah!!
Emma you are so good!!!! Plenty of that plant in the area where I found the nest... Thanks for the nestwatch info.
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!
Geo,the reason i said water front is because i thought that the nest is made of reeds.
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 !
It might be a Baltimore Oriole nest.
I had instant luck with that site. But with the other spottings i had to wait . i feel that you should try too.
Yes Emma, it was near the water indeed!!! Do you think I can get some info from the same website you did?
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?
Lat: 28.12, Long: -96.80
Spotted on Nov 13, 2011 Submitted on Nov 13, 2011
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