Red-eyed Vireo Nest

Red-eyed Vireo Nest

Red-eyed Vireo Nest

For a bird that sings from the very treetops, they build their nests quite low, sometimes only a few feet from the ground. This nest is up about 10′ and hangs from one of the lower branches. I just happened to see it one day last month. On Monday, July 4th, she was sitting in the nest. On Tuesday the eggs hatched and I watched her bring in a worm to the nestlings on Wednesday.

Red-eyed Vireo and nestlings

Red-eyed Vireo and nestlings

I took this photo last Friday. You can just see the little beaks of the nestlings on the right hand side of the nest. These little birds grow up really fast so I’ll be bringing more news on the developement of this nesting this week.

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1 Response to Red-eyed Vireo Nest

  1. Ashley says:

    The nest is so well constructed. How do they do it?

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