07/14/2013 by syrbal-labrys

…this abandoned bird’s nest in a fir tree the Minotaur-husband is trimming back to give more light to the strawberry bed. I want to identify what bird built it! It is moss and grass exterior and fairly deep (about 6 inches) and about 7 or 8 inches across, it is lined with mud….and as you see, full of seeds of some kind. I believe it is most likely a robin’s nest. They really like cleaning up cherries and wild berries in late spring and early summer.



6 thoughts on “Found

  1. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    No eggshell fragments? It looks so beautifully constructed, so snug.

    • syrbal says:

      Nary a shard of shell. It was very firmly attached, only the violent shaking of the reciprocating saw began to break the mud, so I took it down as intact as I could manage.

  2. Rowan says:

    Are they seeds or cherry pits?

    • syrbal says:

      They are pits of some fruit, not the right shape for cherry pits. But we have a couple wild bushes that produce a deep blue stoned fruit, that might be what they are from….unsure still.

      • Brina says:

        I’m guessing Indian plum (Oemleria cerasiformis). Birds strew the pits around everywhere. I chew the seedlings in the spring. They taste like super-tannic cucumber.

      • syrbal says:

        Could well be!

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