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...just for fun, I'll guess Carolina Wren...
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From: Jean Leonatti <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 2:57 PM
Subject: help with bird nest


> My Board president was here today and he brought two nests that he
> discovered while cleaning his property.  They are gorgeous! He wanted to
> know if I could identify them (he has a lofty impression of my skills in
> this area!). One we were able to identify as a cardinal nest.  The other
one
> is very intriguing.   It was in a cedar tree(branches still attached - as
it
> is snuggily wedged in the thin branches - but the branches are not woven
> into, or adhered to the nest); it is about 6" X 6" X 3 thick" (kind of
> "boxy" looking rather than circular, but that might be distorted because
of
> the branches), it is completely covered with an entrance hole on the side,
> and your "pointing" finger just barely fits in the hole.  It is made with
> dried grasses, but inside does feel like it is lined with feathers or
> something soft.  There is also
> like a 2" projection (knob, handle) that sticks out right next to the
entry
> hole, perhaps might be an escape hatch, but it is starting to get bumped
> around a little, so hard to tell.  Must be a smaller bird, like warbler or
> maybe vireo.  I am very curious!  Anybody an expert on nests, so I can
> REALLY impress my boss!
> Jean Leonatti
> Boone County
> P.S. oh, the nest was on property near Potosi, MO (Washington County); I
> forgot to ask how high up off the ground it was.
>
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