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#1 Sinuous

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:45 AM

As of yesterday, a mourning dove has taken up residence in a nearby tree. The nest she's using is a reused one from two or three years ago. I'm so excited to finally have a mourning dove around! :D Haven't had one nest here in awhile.

My neighbors are lucky because they have a window view of the nest, but I don't, which really blows. :(
There's some starlings, too, that nested in a utility box right next to the mourning doves, but they nest there every year, so it's the norm. Mourning doves are common, but they don't nest here quite as often. Anyways, now that it's spring, any nesting birds near you?

(P.S. Once I can, I'll share some pics of the nest. I've taken a few, but they're not the best and it was raining anyways, so I wasn't able to take a great picture.)

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:19 AM

I'm fairly certain the local Carolina Wren pair has set up shop in our recycle pile in our carport. Guess I won't be getting that to the curb any time soon.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:33 PM

Not spring enough for much nesting around here, yet!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:45 PM

I have chickadees gathering moss and 4 eggs in my bluebird house. I also have cardinals "kissing" on my feeder. Love is in the air!
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:56 PM

I have chickadees gathering moss and 4 eggs in my bluebird house. I also have cardinals "kissing" on my feeder. Love is in the air!


Our local cardinal pair was doing that a month ago, it's been so warm here in the South!

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

I have a cardinal pair, that is nesting five feet from one of my windows! There is one chick and one egg. I also have two Eurasian Tree Sparrow nests, a Morning Dove nest and a I have seen a Tufted Titmouse gathering nesting material. I haven't found the nest yet.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 12:36 AM

We have house sparrows nesting in the barn!! Oh, wait, they do that all year round. :angry:

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:47 PM

I saw baby Great-Tailed Grackles being fed yesterday, and House Sparrows making whoopie on my patio this morning. Rufous-Collared Robins and Sparrows are singing love songs but no babies in sight yet!

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

Just to let everyone know, the parents are taking turns on the nest. I haven't taken a good pic yet, so I can't post anything yet. Anyhow, are there any nest pictures you guys are willing to share? I'd like to see. Thanks! :)

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:38 PM

Our local cardinal pair was doing that a month ago, it's been so warm here in the South!


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

Awesome photo, Meghann!

Cardinals are naturally awesome birds! ^_^

#12 meghann

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:51 PM

Cardinals are naturally awesome birds! ^_^


Too true. I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing a cardinal.

Thanks Jodie. I had a similar shot from years ago, but it was at the quality of my skill level then. It was good to get an upgrade.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:55 PM

Correction to my earlier post. I have 3 eggs and one hatchling in my bluebird house !
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:49 AM

A pair of Phoebes hasreturned to their nest beneath the eaves at the back of our home. They have been nesting there for several years. Also a pair of Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers has returned to their cavity in a dead (or dying) Poplar tree outside of my workshop...

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:52 AM

Correction to my earlier post. I have 3 eggs and one hatchling in my bluebird house !


Yay Denise, I hope she is successful at raising them. You can never have too many bluebirds.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:48 PM

Great picture spyonabird! We have chickadees nesting in a birdhouse out back. I can't wait to hear them begging.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

We have about a dozen yellow fuzzy Canada Goose goslings and 5 adorable little American Coots with their punk rock hairdos. So cute! Are baby Coots called Cootlets, Cootlings? Can I make one up?

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#18 meghann

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Where my kids do their weekly co-op we discovered an Eastern Phoebe nest today. 5 babies, and they're pretty big already, too. All I had with my was my phone, I'm tempted to go back with my camera and try to get a good shot of them.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:22 PM

We have about a dozen yellow fuzzy Canada Goose goslings and 5 adorable little American Coots with their punk rock hairdos. So cute! Are baby Coots called Cootlets, Cootlings? Can I make one up?


Cooties.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

I found another cardinal nest and a robin's nest.

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