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My Struggles with Verdins

The nest is close to the house – easy to sit and watch the verdins.  At this stage, they seemed to be feeding babies.  They were in and out of the nest every 10 or 15 minutes.  So I tried … Continue reading

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Bringing Home the

Not bacon for the osprey, but fish. And a continual supply of sticks for the nest. The sticks are not always arranged aesthetically or functionally. And then there was a stick almost the size of a baseball bat.  That is … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Me That …

A couple of things I didn’t know about osprey chicks – big osprey chicks.  One is that they do not poop in the nest.  And another, they have quite a range.  Beware. I have to admit that I was reluctant … Continue reading

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Hole in the Wall

Just an old light fixture and the hole allowing the conduit through.  But wait, there’s more. And for the locals, who might wonder where this is, here’s my clue. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.  

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Raven’s Nest

Power poles are common sites for bird nests in the desert and on the plains.  This raven has a huge nest made up of the usual sticks and also cloth strips, barbed wire, baling wire and some big pieces of … Continue reading

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Woodpecker Nest

I was recently told about a Ladder-backed Woodpecker nest in my neighbor’s tree.  I am infatuated.  These are my first shots – the female bringing food to the young.  I’m sure there will be more photos. This is why I … Continue reading

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Grackle Makes a Nest

A female grackle comes to the yard to get nesting materials – small sticks in the curve of the garden hose.  She takes them to the cypress tree across the street below me.  It’s a regular bird condo in the … Continue reading

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Safe House

This house sparrow has one of the safer nests that I’ve seen – our Springs winds probably won’t harm it. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, USA.  

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Nighthawk (Chordeiles) Nest

Can you see the two eggs in this nest? I’m linking to Wordless Wednesday and World Bird Wednesday.

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Swainson’s Hawk near the Interstate

Alongside the interstate just south of Rincon, New Mexico there’s a big nest in a mesquite tree.  I’ve watched it for years usually slowing down to 65 mph.  Often it’s empty, but sometimes there was a Redtail hawk in it. … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Wind Chime Nest

A hummingbird chose to build her nest in a wind chime shaped like Sandhill cranes.   She incorporated three of the nylon strings into the nest so that those three ‘ringers’ were held firmly together.  It is well engineered.  The … Continue reading

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Nest on Elephant Butte

We kayaked around the butte this week.  Well, not all the way around.  Elephant Butte Lake is so low that the eastern side of the butte is now connected by very dry land to the shore.  The resident bighorn sheep and … Continue reading

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