More Nesting News

Butorides virescensI know of two Green Heron (Butorides virescens) nests in the park, one at eye-level and one way up in the canopy.Butorides virescensThe sloppy-looking pile of sticks precariously thrown about up there seems to work for them. Someone said there were at least four of pair of breeding Green Herons in the park.nest3Didn’t see any activity here, but the mud looks fresh enough: Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica).Hylocichla mustelinaA Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) was working on this, adding a largish piece of white paper something to the mix.Turdus migratoriusAnd, out of the nest, a barely fledged American Robin (Turdus migratorius): speckled breast, no tail feathers to speak of yet, still some down on the head. “Looks like it just got out of bed,” said Molly, and in a sense it had.

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