Bird's Nest Soup on the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal

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Comments (4)

Jean Gregory Evans on May 5, 2009


Do you know what kind of bird built this nest? Interesting!


pedrocut on May 6, 2009

Hi Jean

That is a very interesting question, and I think will require a process of elimination.

This is in a hawthorn hedgerow near the canal towpath and in summer would be well camouflaged. At first I thought it may be something like a long-tailed tit

But their nest is of moss and lichen but quite big for the size of the bird.

This nest has what seems to be rather large dried sedges in the outer layer, so we will have to eliminate more!

Regards Peter

pedrocut on May 6, 2009


Of course it could be something else other than a bird, but I think it would be a bit high for our field mice.

I noticed this Golden Mouse nest in South Carolia!

Best Wishes Peter

pedrocut on May 6, 2009


Well, would you believe that the Starling seems to like this type of material and seems to choose many different places to nest.

Here is on in a similar location

Well it is the best yet!

Regards, Peter

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    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/02/09 14:17:00
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