Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Nesting birds

Cassin's VireoCassin's Vireo on nest, Idlewild Campground, Harney Co., Oregon on 26 May 2009 by Greg Gillson.


Vireos often sing from their nests. I followed this singing Cassin's Vireo (above) right to its nest. Other Pacific NW bird bloggers have also written recently about nesting birds...

Bill Schiess combines his birding with fishing. He has a photo collection of Eastern Kingbirds at a nest at Henrys Lake, Idaho.

Also in Idaho, as posted on the Avimor Birding Blog there is a post showing the nests of Swainson's Hawk, California Quail, and Cedar Waxwing.

Another Cedar Waxwing nest was found at the Sandy River delta near Portland, as reported on the Laura Goes Birding blog.

Andy Frank posts photos of a Violet-green Swallow at a nest box.

Over at The Flycatcher is a photo of a White-headed Woodpecker outside its nest on a ponderosa pine.

At BirdFellow, Dave Irons offers up a photo essay of Western Kingbirds feeding their young on a typical nest on a power pole.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link Greg!

    The California Quail have now hatched. All but two of the eggs were successful. We had over 100 baby quail in our backyard the other day. An amazing spectacle!

    The Cedar Waxwings also fledged well. The Western Meadowlarks here seemed to have had a very successful year. I've never seen so many juveniles concentrated in one place like this before.

    The Swainson Hawk nest didn't fair as well. It appears that they have abandoned the nest with now sign of successfully hatched chicks. The pair of hawks continue in the area, but maybe next year will be a better year for them.

    We had lots of nesting activity here in the foothills north of Boise. You can see the slide show of nests at a prior blog post here: