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Old April 4th, 2009, 01:40 PM
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Smile Look what we found

Last night when I was putting my youngest daughter to bed..I noticed a dark spot outside her window. Looked out and we found a birds nest. It had to be made over the last week as I just washed the wimdows last weekend and would have noticed it. Anyways No eggs yet and I don't know who the adultes are yet but I will keep you poseted.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Aww, you and your daughters are going to have so much fun watching them once they settle in and then the eggs hatch.

And, don't forget that we will want pics too.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 01:56 PM
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Of course there will be tons of pics. We are all excited here to see the birds and watch babies grow. I have to get the screen out of the window somehow
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Old April 4th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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I think the pics show well enough even if you leave it in.

Will Matt & Murph be interested at all or are they much too laid back for that?
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Old April 4th, 2009, 02:02 PM
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Matt might take alittle interest, if he sees something fly into it. Murphy won't even bother with it. Murphy is sooo laid back he thinks in slow motion!!
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Old April 4th, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Matt might take alittle interest, if he sees something fly into it. Murphy won't even bother with it. Murphy is sooo laid back he thinks in slow motion!!

...you must get so many laughs every day with those two.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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You have nooooo idea!!! I have never had 2 stranger dogs in my life!!!! Plus I used to do agilty and tracking too.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 02:21 PM
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Well, they do bring a smile to my face every time I see pics of them.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 04:12 PM
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Wow M&M,it looks quiet big,maybe Robins??
It's amazing what they can build,we have a couple of Robins in our front-hedge.It will be great to see what kind of birds they are
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Old April 4th, 2009, 08:16 PM
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I vote for robins, too 'Specially if there's lots of mud holding it together! If there's not so much mud, I'll vote for house finches! How exciting, either way!!!
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Old April 5th, 2009, 09:57 AM
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UpDate: So far I haven't seen any birds but this morning my daughter said she saw a brown bird. (not much help) But we are still watching. The nest is made with alot of mud, mybe a inch across and about 2 inches deep. If that helps with the quesses. I will keep you posted
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Oh this must be so exciting for you! We are going to regular pic updates, cause it wouldn't be fair to keep them all to yourself
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Old April 5th, 2009, 10:07 AM
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I wish I knew more about birds. This is so exciting for you and your girls! A great learning experience. Hopefully the doggies won't take too much notice.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 10:11 AM
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I know nothing about birds but so far it has been fun. I told the kids we have to be very quiet to not scare the birds so they don't even talk in that room anymore!! I can't wait to actually see the bird
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Old April 5th, 2009, 10:17 AM
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You can only hope the "no talking" in the room lasts for a while!!!
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Perfect M&M now we have two lots of birds to follow

I was thinking the same as Hazel, that they might be Robins, if the nest has plenty of mud, but now I'm for a loop....since you said the nest area is only about 1 inch across, the Robin nests I have are at least twice as big...hmmm
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Old April 5th, 2009, 05:37 PM
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Yep...too small for robins.... hmmmmmm....

House finches are still a possibility.
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Yep...too small for robins.... hmmmmmm....

House finches are still a possibility.
House finches use mud also Hazel? I've never seen a finch nest.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 08:29 PM
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Now I have no idea what kind of bird it is but I was oputside raking this afternoon and I saw a little brown with black speckles bird fly into the nest area. I couldn't get a pic as I left my Camera in the house (I know, really dumb of me) But I am still working on it. Anyways the bird is really small. about the size of a chickadee. Any suggestions on what it could be?
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If you see a pair and one is brown with streaks and the other has a reddish top and back of the head, they're house finches...they'd be less than half again the size of a chickadee. There might be sparrows that nest where you live, too...but most of them won't nest under an awning like that.

A pic of the birds would be good, M&M. I hope you're successful in your picture quest soon!



Chris, the house finches made a pretty muddy nest under dad's awning the year before last. They made such a mess on his drive that year that he actually put baricades up under his awning to prevent a repeat nesting.
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I am at a loss,brown with black speckles

Maybe a bird I don't get?Too small for a Swallow..we'll just have to wait for a pic.
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A pic of the birds would be good, M&M. I hope you're successful in your picture quest soon!

M&M you are gonna have to walk around with that camera of yours slung around your neck.....Hazel and I are pretty demanding when it comes to birds

Chris, the house finches made a pretty muddy nest under dad's awning the year before last. They made such a mess on his drive that year that he actually put baricades up under his awning to prevent a repeat nesting.
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LOL My grandmother said the same thing. It is raining here so you would think I would see the bird hiding out from the rain But noooo. I might have to climb on a chair to see inside the nest
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Could it be a house wren? Aren't they little brown birds?
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Did he take pics?...You wouldn't think that such a little bird would make such a mess Attachment 50405
I think he does have some...not sure, though.

The mess really started when the babies were born. To keep the nest clean, they hang their little butts over the edge when they have to poop. The nest was over his driveway...

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Could it be a house wren? Aren't they little brown birds?
They're cavity nesters, though--they'd much prefer something a little cozier. Just not enough ambience under an awning!
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it will be interesting
I should put a bird feeder out
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I should put a bird feeder out
Putting out a birdfeeder might not necessarily tempt said bird in question M&M it all depends on what they eat. Probably with this weather no eggs have been laid, plus you would see the bird sitting on the eggs once they are laid, you shouldn't have to go peeking inside.....Then again it could be a decoy nest, some birds are crafty like that

Definately need that camera swung around your neck, or even better park yourself in a chair and sit all day waiting
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I bought a birdfeeder and Have that hanging around the corner from the nest. I haven't seen any birds today....Has to be the weather!!!! Believe me I am getting determined to get a pic so if I have to plant myself in a chair I will Wish me luck
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Just reading this thread and I am curious what kind of bird that is nesting on your house. If it's brown with speckles, maybe it's a starling? Just a guess, they are small and brown.....but they are bigger than a chickadee though.
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M&M,you might regret thatwe have about 25 Pigeons here every day,plus everything else,but we love them all
We have 3 feeders,not counting the Humming-bird feeder.
Also it can get very expensive for good seeds+Niger seeds,we think it's well worth it though
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