Fast and Furious

The number of new birds arriving in Crane Lake is on the rise in a big way. It seems all the birds came back over night. Like this Chestnut-sided Warbler.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

A fitting name for a handsome little warbler that sports Chestnut colored feathering on either side of his breast. The bold yellow cap brings attention to him.

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

His cheerful little song brings joy to the woods: please, please, pleased to meet ya; and is repeated over and over.

Nest

Nest

I took a little break, when I got back to my car,  and while sipping on some coffee I spied this nest hanging on a small Jack Pine.

Red-eyed Vireo nest

Red-eyed Vireo nest

It was beautifully crafted out of small strands of Birch bark. It looked to me like the nest of a Red-eyed Vireo. For a bird that spends most of its time in the canopy of the forest trees, they surprisingly build their nests very low to the ground. I don’t think this nest was occupied and was probably still here from last year.

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1 Response to Fast and Furious

  1. Dee says:

    While researching a little about this nest, it’s possible it is the nest of a Blue-headed Vireo. The Blue-headed’s nest would be more likely in this small Jack Pine, they prefer conifers.

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