This nest was found inside of a hanging basket in Redmond, WA. The nest is made of tiny twigs and big grasses and is buried at soil level in a large potted plant.
Do you know what kind of bird this might be?
It would be pretty cool if they were Blue-footed Boobys (Boobies?), my favorite bird name of all time. But we think they are probably more common birds, even if they are non-natives.
Are they European Starlings, perhaps?
By the way, just how long DOES it take before you’re considered a native bird? The starlings have been here since around 1890 and I’ve lived in the Mossyrock area for just under 20 years. I’ve been told that if I stay here another 20 years, they’ll stop calling ME a newcomer.
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