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Old February 6th, 2010, 08:51 AM
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It's just a guess for me, ownedbycats. I'm not good at nests. But it looks like there's still some down stuck to the nest--goldfinches make a deep-cupped nest and line it with thistle down. This time of the year, the weather has often washed/blown/beaten the down out of them. If it's a goldfinch nest it would be about 3.5 inches across (about 9 cm).

I find nests here all the time, and unless I was lucky enough to see it occupied, I'm just making stabs in the dark when I try to ID them.

Oh, except oriole nests. Those are easy to ID once the leaves come off the trees.
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