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Man......What a place for a Nest.
« on: April 10, 2013, 09:49:25 PM »
I think it's a Wren. I have an empty box of nails up on the shelf at the mill. In that box is a smaller box of 16d nails.....just a few nails though. I kept seeing a bird flt in and out as I was milling. Low and behold, Mamma has a very nice secluded nest. Look close and you can see the white eggs in the nest. Unreal.  :)
 

  

  

 
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Re: Man......What a place for a Nest.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2013, 09:58:33 PM »
Last year in my tractor shed a pee wee built a nest on top of 2 of my chain saws chains boxes. I did not need a chain,good thing. I would of went and brought another one. I did feel bad coming in after dark. The boxes was only 5 feet off the ground and she had to fly away every time I came in. It was neat watching her youngins grow up. I even got the first flight of one of them. I was working out by the driveway and saw something come from that direction,real low and flying real odd,all over the place. It almost clipped my knee on the way by. I went and checked and the nest was empty.
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Re: Man......What a place for a Nest.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2013, 10:02:34 PM »
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Must have moved the box to take a pic? It is in the shade on a shelf the first pic, and in the sun in the third with dirt in the background.  ??  just curious........

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 10:27:52 PM »
I love wrens, they are bug eating machines. The cactus wrens in Arizona are something else to watch. One of my favorite birds for sure.

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 11:08:24 PM »
I thought all the wrens were in your hornets nest?
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 12:51:49 AM »
I thought all the wrens were in your hornets nest?

The Hornet Wrens are at home......these are the VERY rare, Nail Wrens.  :)
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 05:55:33 AM »
 :D

I had a robin build a nest over a window ledge last summer. The real goofy part of it is the lead in wire comes by this window and usually a kestrel sitting on it. I have seen those things grab a few robins for lunch over the years. :D
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Re: Man......What a place for a Nest.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2013, 07:40:50 AM »
You shelves are sawdusty.
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2013, 09:04:13 AM »
Every year robins build at least 2 nests in my mill shed.
The poor darlins fly in and out after the chicks hatch while I am running the mill.
I try to shut down a few times a day as well as lunch time so the nestlings can get some food.
Years ago a robin built a nest on the outdoor floodlight on the back of my 32x70 shop.
I saw it but forgot about it until fall.
one evening  after the light had been on for a couple of hours I closed up shop for the day..
When I walked out the door on my way to hunting camp the next morning I saw a red glow coming from the rear of the building.
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Re: Man......What a place for a Nest.
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2013, 05:40:09 PM »
Thankfully I finally got the door hung on my Cabin Addition.  The wrens or sparrows or whatever kept trying to build a nest in the fiberglass insulation.
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2013, 05:45:20 PM »
Its heck when even the birds put pressure on ya like that.  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013, 05:47:16 PM »
I had a mother sparrow try and build a nest inside the cabin last spring as we were still putting up the second story walls. On the header above the stairs to the basement. I had to take her nest-in-progress down three times before she got the hint. IF she'd been a Carolina Wren, she could have stayed. They're my favorite birds. Always seem happy, industrious, and hard-working little guys, plus they seem to like being around humans.
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Re: Man......What a place for a Nest.
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 10:16:57 PM »
This nest gets used every year and gives me plenty of enjoyment while doing dishes. The nest is on the backside of the mud room and the birds don't get bothered by anything. I have pictures of them eating and taking their first flights.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2013, 03:41:38 AM »
Used to be here by the hundreds, but one cold May with snow wiped them out back in 1996. We only see 2 or 3 pairs around now in summer. We have a lot more tree swallows. They used to give the cat a good time, dive bombing the cat. :D In the deep woods, any bridge over a stream had them to or fishing camps.
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2013, 06:44:36 AM »
    And those are the "galvanized" nail wrens. Even more rare ;D

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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2013, 07:45:36 PM »
I usually like to keep the Wrens around myself but the dang Robins and Starlings just love to land on and dump on everything.   My passport has big mirrors and they coated both doors by setting on the mirrors and turning & dropping down the sides.   

The Starlings build nests in the pole barn fascia so I bought a accurate pellet gun 3 seasons ago.   the Starlings wise up REAL fast the robins not so much.

I also have a bunch of Blue Birds and some Martins all welcome and spoiled with built nests boxes. ;)

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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2013, 10:19:17 PM »
When I first saw this post, I had just finished raeding this on-line article:  http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1366/20130413/millions-wasps-22-foot-nest-found-abandoned-home-photo.htm.  So guess what my first thought was. :o :o :o ;D :D

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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2013, 10:53:28 PM »
No wonder that place was abandoned! :o
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