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Woven Nest

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1/160s, f10, 1600ISO, autoWB, 105mm.

On today’s walk, I saw two of these types of nests. They could be oriole nests but because they were not high up in a tree, just in the branches of shrubs, they could be from a different bird. Ideas?

Update: Larry from the Birder’s Report suggests this is a red-eyed vireo nest (Vireo olivaceus) (see comment below).

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Written by Dalila

January 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Posted in atthefarm, rural

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  1. These may be American Goldfinch nests.

    John Seckar

    January 4, 2011 at 11:15 am

  2. Hi Dalila, This looks like a typical Red-eyed Vireo nest to me. They usually build nests in a horizontal fork of a low tree branch or shrub and decorate the outside with bark strips, typically birch bark.

    Larry Jordan

    January 5, 2011 at 10:44 pm

  3. […] is likely another vireo nest, revealed since there are no leaves on the […]

  4. I just emailed w/ Larry tonight, and he suggested that the nest I spotted might also be a Red-eyed Vireo nest. What a helpful resource!

    Here’s my (birds’!) nest: https://goo.gl/photos/7DWTtkmrknxvSMdb6

    Joe Papp

    December 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm


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