bird nest

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Swede
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bird nest

Post by Swede » September 5th, 2020, 1:51 pm

I saw this nest in the Clackamas River district at 2500 ft elevation. It is on the side of a fir tree, about five feet above ground level. The larger opening is about the size of a fifty-cent piece (remember those?).

I'm assuming it's a bird's nest. Can anyone help identify which species of bird might have built it?
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Re: bird nest

Post by bobcat » September 7th, 2020, 7:34 am

The only bird that comes to mind is the Pacific wren. They will take advantage of almost any kind of structure to use as a foundation for a rather messy looking nest and, of course, they are very common in the forest at that elevation.

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Re: bird nest

Post by Swede » September 7th, 2020, 9:58 am

Thanks!

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