• 193-195. Sandy LaMotte_CA

    A couple of years ago, a hummingbird started this nest on the cord of the Christmas lights we have strung on our back patio cover. This year, a hummingbird (not sure if it’s the same one) added a lot to the nest, increasing the wall height. Only one baby hatched, and it looks as if junior is almost ready to fly!

  • 196-197. Pat Kline_CA

    Steller’s Jay chicks on house water drain pipe to the right of and above front door in Berkeley, California. They fledged June 9-10, 2012. The nest protected from trolling ravens and the occasional Sharp-shinned or Cooper’s Hawk. The fledging was very risky though because below lurk raccoons at night and neighbors’ cats during the day. Just-fledged Steller’s Jays are very quick on their pins and can climb with wing assistance, but can’t fly. And, like any babies, they sleep a lot. Parents are constantly on the alert for predators and warn raucously and chase the villains, but often enough without success. At least one of the four fledglings spent last night in my neighbors’ flower pot. At least one has most likely been killed by a cat.

  • 198. Barbara Akers, NY

    The photo was taken of a nest inside my begonia hanging basket in the front of the house. Luckily, I dropped the basket down to water it and found the nest before I put water into the plant. It was a very small bird that took off when I opened the front door of the house.

  • 199. Barbara Galyean, TX

    A House Finch built her nest in an old candle holder that hangs from my patio in my backyard. This is the second brood of this year. One of the baby birds had just hatched.

  • 200. Zachary Castro, TN

    These are sparrow chicks that formed a nest through a crack in the back of a gas grill. When we opened it up to get it ready for use, we were surprised to find a nest with eggs in it.

  • 201. Elaine Petrowski, NJ

    This is an American Robin’s nest which appeared on the wreath hanging on our front door. We were surprised by it when we came home from a few days away. My husband thought I bought the nest and added it to the wreath.

  • 206-209. Barbara Lewandowski, TX

    Wrens keep trying to nest in our garage! They nested over the garage door motor until my husband rigged up a cardboard blockade. That worked fine until they wanted someplace more secluded, like in the back corner of the garage! They nested between the box and the fan on the top shelf.

  • 211-214. Teri Pieper_WA

    Say’s Phoebe nest on top of a pair of hanging skis in a sheltered alcove at the entry to our shop and greenhouse. At least two birds fledged from this nest. One bird fell, jumped or was pushed out and we found it dead on the concrete below.

  • 215-218. Dottie Goodrich_TX

    Prothonotary Warblers were nesting in a flower pot hanger that was hanging on my front door in Goodrich,TX

  • 261. Eric Silvers, FL

    This is an Osprey nest. I took this picture in my back yard. The Osprey (known as Henry and Henrietta) come to this nest every year. The nest sits tucked in the baseball park lights right behind my house. Every year I get to watch the Osprey touch up their nest for their next set (always 2) baby Osprey.

  • 259-260. Donna Wadsley, MD

    These two photos are of the same female American Robin panting in approximately 100 degrees Fahrenheit just before noon on 7/7/12 while incubating her eggs over an exit sign on our third floor condo balcony in Grasonville, Maryland. Unfortunately, she lost the eggs a couple days later to the extreme heat we experienced. 🙁

  • 258. Morgan Fogle, IL

    We found two seperate nests in the lighting gear outside our local family video store. We checked our bird guide book and believe they are House Sparrows.

  • 257. Jennifer Ross, IL

    This is an acrylic painting titled “Night Life.” Bird’s nests and eggs are my favorite subject to paint and more of my artwork can be seen on my website www.jenniferrossart.com

  • 256. Bob and Jan Dall, WI

    This mother American Robin was quite adaptable considering we moved her partially-completed nest to this location from on top of our outdoor flood light 30 yards away to avoid cooking the birds or causing a fire. The bats in the lower unit roosting box didn’t seem to mind, but probably didn’t get much sleep these past weeks! Interestingly, this same bird has apparently nested at our home in Harshaw, Wisconsin for several years. She always adds some decorative streamers of dry sedge or marsh grass to her nest. It reminds us of the snake skins that are sometimes pictured on nests of Great Crested Flycatchers. We’re experiencing “empty nest syndrome” as “our” birds fledged their second brood of four over the weekend.

  • 255. Karen Brown, AL

    This Eastern Wood-Pewee nest was built on top of the ceiling fan on our back porch.

  • 252-254. Scott Meredith, VA

    These are four baby Green Herons in the elm tree in my front yard which is 0.5 miles from the nearest body of water. The nest is only 15 feet off the ground.

  • 251. Michelle Frazier, NC

    We were thrilled when my youngest daughter noticed that a pair of Carolina Wrens were building a nest inside of a hard hat hanging in our garage. Even more thrilling was the fact that five little babies managed to fledge from this odd nest!

  • 250. Heather Silvers, FL

    This photo is of Henry & Henrietta, who are a pair of mating Osprey that come back to this nest every year. This nest sits in the baseball lights right behind my house. 

  • 245-249. Kathleen Verbil, NY

    I found this birds nest with 5 eggs in it in my shed, inside a bike helmet that was hanging on a nail. Unfortunately, although left undisturbed, the bird never returned to the nest. The pictures show the shed, the the helmet hanging on the nail, and the the nest tucked inside the helmet. I am hoping to preserve this nest for educational purposes!

  • 244. Meredith Ehli, ND

    This shot was taken in my backyard. The nest is a gourd and the birds are House Wrens.

  • 243. Charlotte Wasylik, Alberta, Canada

    My family is very lucky that three pairs of Barn Swallows are nesting in our yard. In fact, we have had Barn Swallows make nests almost every year over the front door and various windows. This photo is of a pair of Barn Swallows that has a nest above the light fixture by our front door this summer.

  • 241-242. Anne Annis, PA

    This photo was taken in my back yard, on the wooden swingset. The nest was built in a corner of the clubhouse part, under the roof. This was actually the second clutch of American Robin eggs in this nest so far this year. The first set, also 4 eggs, was from May 2012. This is from only a month later. I had to hold the camera above the nest in order to snap the pictures because of the nest location. I would go out every day once I knew mama robin had laid eggs. I just happened to get this one soon after the first egg hatched but didn’t realize you could see the hole on the 2nd egg getting ready to hatch until I uploaded to the computer! So cool, I think.

  • 219. Deborah Davis_OH

    I took this picture of a nest that was built just behind a piece of siding just above my back porch. I am not sure what kind of bird built this nest.

  • 220-221. Michael Postolan_NY

    These photos were taken in Glenham, New York in our yard where we park our tractor trailer flatbeds. There were two seperate American Robin nests on two different trailers at the same time, within 25 feet of each other.

  • 222-223, 237. Randy Swank_PA

    I had a rare chance to film Barn Owls the other day. It Looks like two adults and four young.

  • 224. Susan Jensen_WA

    The Western Kingbird in the photo is nesting in my rain gutter. This couple has built nests every year in various spots in the rain gutters around my house. They had one failure already this spring due to an unusually heavy and long rainy period. I’m keeping my fingers crossed on this one!

  • 225. JB Reynolds_CA

    This was taken at a friend’s home in Santee, CA. She nests in our hanging plant basket every year! It is a Mourning Dove (named Luvie!) We give her food and water; it’s her favorite hotel. This year two eggs hatched, but they did not live.

  • 229. Flo Secco_PA

    This photo was taken three years ago after my son’s death. He was an avid outdoorsman. His truck was parked across the road from our house and when we went to move it, we found this bird nest built upon the rear tire.

  • 231-233. Meryl Raffman_NY

    Our patriotic bird! Last year an American Robin started building a nest in the mail box on the front of the garage of my house. The bird laid her eggs, the chicks were born and flew the nest. This year the birds returned and the bird rebuilt her nest in the same spot. Our home became their home once again. My family subscribes to many environmental organizations including the Audubon Society. We enjoy watching nature and encourage others to do the same.

  • 235. Johnny Wright_NY

    This picture was taken in our garage on the Main Road in Orient. They are Barn Swallows and there are four babies plus Mom and Dad. We keep the garage open for them during the day and they come in at night and my Mom closes the door so they are safe. My Mom put a pillow and blanket on a ladder underneath the nest in case the eggs or babies fell, so they wouldn’t crack or die. They are doing great and they let us get close to them.

  • 236. Vicki Snyder_FL

    Baby birds hatched in my Gardenia Bush. They are about four days old.

  • 238-239. Susan Murphy_MA

    This was taken in our front lawn area. I’m not sure what kind of bird, but seven little babies were neatly tucked into the pump. I had noticed a lot of activity with a bird going into the spout area, so I checked it out one day. The pump belonged to my Father as a yard decoration in my childhood home in Missouri. My Father enjoyed feeding backyard birds and would call us to the “Bird Show” when they were active.

  • 240. Victoria Moreno_CA

    This Pacific-Slope Flycatcher likes to nest in the chandelier on the deck outside my office in Cambria, California.

  • 192. Sakhawat Ali_Pakistan

    This photo was taken from Rawalpindi, the bird name is Asian Pied Myna (Sturnus contora). This bird uses an electricity pole for the nesting site which is a serious risk for its own life, but it will take risks for the survival of upcoming offspring.

  • 186-189. Blake Goll_PA

  • 184-185. Nancy Castillo_NY

    This photo of an American Robin nest and nestlings was taken near Boonville, NY. I call it “Robins Don’t Read”; if they did, they wouldn’t have nested right under a sign reading “DANGER”.

  • 178. Karin Lamberson_OR

    My name is Karin and here is my photo of an American Dipper nest. It is made of moss and it has a roof. It is built on a girder of a bridge of U.S. Hwy 20 near Suttle Lake, Oregon. It is perched directly over a fast-flowing creek. In the photo you can see one baby’s mouth open and if you look closely, you can see another baby behind it with its mouth closed. Shortly after this picture was taken, one of the parents came and gave the chicks some food.

  • 173-174. Katrina Batson_FL

    We had five Quaker Parrots land on birdfeeder here in Lake Wales, Florida this week. We think they came from South Florida after Hurricane Charley hit us in 2004. Eight of these arrived and one unfortunately was killed on power line. This is the first time they have been back this year and there was five. I bought a new camera and just starting taking pictures of the birds. The second photo is a great shot of a turkey.

  • 171-172. Sarah Minges_PA

    This American Robin nest is located underneath my porch roof, directly next to my front door. I owned the house for a couple months before moving in, so I can only guess that mother Robin didn’t expect human traffic only a few feet from her nest. For the first few days whenever I walked outside, she flew away to a nearby electrical wire, but now when I walk outside and see her she, stays put and ignores me while I say good morning to her.I noticed a few days ago she was leaving the nest and bringing back food. The first photo is of the nest.The second photo is from 1:00pm EST when she was away and I got a quick photo of the inside of the nest. I was able to stand on my window ledge and get a photo of baby birds without disturbing them.

  • 170. Donna Gouger_MA

    I watched the hawk cam a lot this spring, and each year I design a T-Shirt, then silk screen it, for my trumpet students.

  • 168. Dylan Romanic, PA

    This bird has a nest in the upstairs window at my uncle’s house. He said it is a Mourning Dove.

  • 165-167. Jenifer Rituper, PA

    These photos were taken in my yard. While looking for potting soil one day I discovered the incomplete nest. I checked it every couple days and took these pictures and discovered one egg. The nest was built by Carolina Wrens. There were eventually 5 eggs. When I returned from a week of vacation, the nest was empty and had obviously been disturbed. As you can see from the photos, the nest is quite low to the ground. The greenhouse door is always open and there are wild and domestic predators in the neighborhood. My funkiest nest discovery ever!

  • 164. Laura Bowles, WI

    These are Screech Owls. This picture was actually taken by my mother at their house. They had a tree fall down in their back yard, so they called the tree trimmer and when they cut down a very large branch, it was totally hollow inside and this family of screech owls fell out. They put them in this bucket temporarily. None of the owls were injured; the Humane Society raptor person came and took them away to care for them. They said they were going to return, put up a nesting box in a nearby tree, and replace the baby owls hoping the mother would them find them. The mother was taken by the Humane Society also, but apparently the mother isn’t taking to the nesting box (she’s probably been in that hollow limb for years), so they are caring for them all and will hopefully release them into the wild when they are ready. I told my dad not to get any more trees trimmed until August. The hollow limb was also being used by a woodpecker, but it flew away.

  • 162-163. Marianne Taylor, ME

    I was sitting on my neighbor’s camp back steps in Oquossoc, Maine when I noticed this Dark-eyed Junco landing on the space heater vent pipe. The first few times he flew away but eventually returned with food in its beak and entered the pipe! Then I realized there were nesting materials hanging down. We later determined there were 3 chicks in the nest and my neighbor promised not to use that heater until they fledged.

  • 160. Emma Herbst, NY

    The photo was taken just outside our front door, next to the mail box. The bird was an American Robin.

  • 159. Johnnie Dennis, NC

    A friend showed me a nest in a bush in her yard which contained no birds. It did however contain many strands of colorful yarn, feathers and pine straw. She assured me there was no one in the neighborhood who used yarn. I didn’t have my camera with me, but later “reconstructed” the nest as best I could using fractional dimension geometry (Fractal) software.

  • 158. Susan Harrison, FL

    A mother American Robin with chicks on an electric box on the garage wall.

  • 156. Paul Schweigert_NY

    Here is a photo of a family of Phoebes under my back porch.

  • 161. Rondalyn Reeser, MD

    The Carolina Wren nest was found on a shelving unit in our backyard shed. I removed it and placed it on the deck for this photo. We kept seeing wrens going in and out of the shed, but could not locate the nest. It was in a back dark corner in a box of my gardening supplies. The spool of twine in the box made the perfect nesting material!

  • 152-155. Gene Ulmer_UT

    These photos are of a nest built on top of a wind chime right out side of our front door by a determined mother hummingbird. The captions for these photos are:

    1. “Babies almost ready to leave the nest.”
    2. “Still working!”
    3. “This is the finished hummingbirds nest.”
    4. “Here she’s working on her nest.”
  • 157, 175. Justin Davis, MI

    A ball cap was left on a shelf that sits under my garage overhang and a robin had made a nest on top of the hat.

  • 150-151. Tad Beckman_CA

    The two attached photos are of a Bewick’s Wren mother, sitting on her nest, followed by several of the baby wrens after hatching. The mother built the nest in a box stacked in our breezeway. The box contained a dozen small jars, still wrapped in paper, that my wife was going to use for candle-making. She laid the eggs in one jar; but as the babies hatched she moved half of them into an adjacent jar. This year, she tried to build her nest in our garage but the situation failed.

  • 95-96. Dave Malarkey, NC

    The photo in a palm tree is of a Mourning Dove’s nest in Charleston, SC, and the photo on the drain pipe is of an American Robin’s nest from the back of our house.

  • 93-94. Dollie Isbell, TX

    For the second year in a row, I had two birds build a nest on top of the microwave vent just outside the wall of my kitchen. I have watched it regularly. I’m not sure what kind of bird it is. It could be some kind of swallow or bird that used mud to keep its nest together. Three eggs hatched, and the mother has been feeding the birds regularly. On Sunday, May 27, I went out to look at the nest with plans to take a picture. The three birds had grown so much they could hardly fit in the nest. As I walked down the sidewalk by the nest, the birds flew out. I sat down on the patio to watch the nest. In a little while the mother bird came to feed them and discovered them gone. I was able to get her picture. She seemed quite confused. The other parent was also sitting nearby wondering what had happened. They flew around the next for awhile and then left. I stayed around the yard for quite awhile and did not see the birds again. I assume the mother and father birds found their babies and flew off together.

  • 145-149. Mary McGrath_VT

    In these photos, three baby robins are in an old Christmas wreath, on our front porch. On June 4 one tried out its wings. By June 5 two have fledged and the third looks back at nest. In the end they just need a little TLC and encouragement.

  • 90-92. Mary Flournoy, TX

    These sweet little darlings were found in our vegetable garden, covered by leaves, beside a baby cantaloupe. The mama bird fussed at us for taking pictures. This garden is in an open field where dogs roam. What was she thinking? I don’t know what she is, but she has a lot of faith. Her babies are doing well.

  • 88. Dolly Cumming, FL

    Under our carport, in equipment that had been sitting for quite some time, there was a Mourning Dove sitting on the nest for at least a week, then one day it just didn’t come back. The eggs are still there 2 weeks later, so clearly it will not be hatching.

  • 87. Kimberly Gray, MI

    This is a picture of a Mourning Dove and her hatchlings. She came to nest in the beginning of spring in one of the hanging flower baskets to the right of my front door. She has become very used to us and doesn’t leave the nest when we come in and out of the door. She had two hatchlings, both of which survived and have flown away. I thought it was fantastic having their nest right next to my house; we monitored the nest every day. We thought we were done, but she came back and nested again a week ago! She has 2 eggs in the nest right now as I write this. I am glad she was comfortable enough to come back and feels the nest is safe.

  • 85-86. Kathy Dewes, IN

    The photo on top of a music speaker was taken on our front porch, and we think it is a chickadee’s nest. The photo on a wooden post was taken at our back porch, and we think it is a sparrow.

  • 124. Christine Sargent_NY

    Photo taken in my backyard. I believe it is a wren’s nest.

  • 277. Patrick Izzo_FL

    I took this picture of a Common Gallinule nest on a lake at the golf course where I live in Coconut Creek, FL.

  • 127. Marilyn Kircus_OR

    This is a picture of a Great Horned Owl chick – with Mom or Dad to the side – taken May 6, about a week or 10 days before the owlet fledged.  It was under the Narrows Bridge,  Hwy 205, which connects Malheur and Mud Lakes .  Malheur National Wildlife Refuge includes both lakes. A raven nested here last year but we though this was a really bad site and messy nest. However hundreds of people were able to watch the babies grow – one owl died.

  • 72. Julie Nusom_OR

    This photo was taken May 24 in our backyard. We noticed it about a week ago while watering. The nest is in a large bay laurel tree, on a branch about 12 feet off the ground and is approximately 12-14 inches in length and 4-6 inches wide. We haven’t seen any birds come or go. Earlier in the month I did see tiny yellow finches flying around the backyard. I would LOVE to know who created this gem!

  • 71. Sharon Obery_IL

    The photo was taken on the backyard deck of my house and I don’t remember what kind of bird built it.

  • 125-126. John Cleaver_BC,Canada

    There was a snow bank not 4 metres away. Killdeer nest. A 4th egg was laid for the next day.

  • 70. Doris Jean Lombard_CA

    Saw this Brown Creeper checking out this hollow plastic owl nest site here in Mountain Center, CA at about 4,444 feet elevation in a mixed yellow pine-chaparral habitat.

  • 69. Jody Johnson_NY

    This was taken at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. I believe that it’s a Red-tailed Hawk’s nest with two eyasses.

  • 143-144. Camille Agan_MI

    This American Robin’s nest is located on top of a birdhouse in a sheltered corner of our back porch.  Evidently, the mother liked the sheltered location as much as house finches had enjoyed nesting in the bird house in the past.  This photograph was taken on June 1, 2012.  The babies have grown quite large and will probably fledge very soon. For several years, birds have nested in this bird house, located in a sheltered corner of our back porch. Evidently, the American Robin liked the sheltered location as well, so she built her nest on top of the bird house. I was fortunate enough to catch the young on the day they fledged – June 5, 2012. This is the last of the brood and, not five minutes after I took the photo, the mother coaxed it out of the nest, onto a table, and then off the porch. It flew about ten feet and snuck under a nearby wiegela bush.

  • 68. Mike Tinkham_OH

    This is a Carolina Wren nest that I found in my Footjoy golf shoe. I don’t golf very often and for that reason, I’m not a very good golfer. So I will be pleased when these five eggs hatch and I can truly say that I got five birdies in these shoes…

  • 65-67. Weldon W. Williams_AZ

    This picture was taken in my yard where my 5th wheel is parked. The Mourning Doves built the nest on the tongue of the trailer and hatched the squabs last week while we we’re out of town. The tongue has a leveling bracket which appears to be a good wind block as the nest hasn’t blown away in the high winds we’ve had recently. The squabs have doubled in size in the last week and now their feathers are starting to come in. Five minutes before I took the pictures, mom was off the nest (gettin’ breakfast?). From the frontal pictures, it appears I caught mom in the middle of feeding as her beak is coated with residue and NOBODY is moving (except me). Hope the squabs will be out of the nest in the next week as we are going to be hitchin’ up and headin’ out for the summer.

  • 141, 176-177. George Horvath_NJ

    I found a mallard nest with 9 eggs in it alongside Carnegie Lake, Princeton, NJ. When I saw it a few days later the eggs were scattered and broken.

  • 140,142. Shari Macdonald_OR

    This nest was in a rhododendron on the side of my house. I had to use the same technique of holding the camera above the nest with one hand. I knew from all the noise that the eggs had hatched.

  • 64. Sandy Thixton_OR

    This nest is not in a funky place but it is a funky nest. The Violet-green Swallow has created a masterpiece in which to lay her eggs and then topped it off with one final feather on top.

  • 63. Andrea Berrow_Canada

    The photo was taken on my deck; it is bird nesting box my husband built. The female House Sparrow went in with nesting material, then decided to have rest while she was there. She peeped her head out a few times and I snapped her picture. Love to watch them. She is sitting on her eggs now.

  • 139. Ann Morgan_TX

    The photo was taken on the patio.  Nest was in asparagus fern hanging basket.  I was inside patio sliding glass door standing on a desk to get the angle. “You want me to what!!??!! Jump??!!??”

  • 60-62. Ceil Cubanski_CT

    This is on my front porch entry above the door. It is a phoebe nest with eggs.

  • 138. Imeileen Hochberg_WA

    This photo was taken on our property.

  • 55-59. Janie L. Ferguson_NY

    The photo of a Bald Eagle is in the town of Rathbone on the Canisteo River. This is the first one I’ve seen in a while. Sure do enjoy them. An Osprey is on the nest in the other shots, but it was really hard to see her because of a large stick in the way that was used to build the nest.

  • 138. Lisa Horton_PA

    This robin nest is unusual because it’s only inches high and in a short bush really close to our house. She may have done this because we have a bird bath right next to the bush.

  • 136. Pamela A. Durfee_NY

    This American Robin’s nest was built on the end of a protruding log at my home. She seems quite content there out of the sun, wind, and rain.  The female is currently sitting on another batch of eggs, but I am unable to see into the nest to make a count.

  • 53-54. Deborah Reimer_ID

    These pictures were taken in my backyard on 5/13/2012. My husband went outside to clean up the grill and cook us a couple of steaks and found this huge American Robin nest. The look on his face was priceless.  Guess I’m going to have to wait for my steak dinner.

  • 133-135. Jon Weatherspoon_MO

    Took these the last week of April in a Yorktown, Virginia tidal marsh area. The 3rd photo is a little blurred, but that’s the occupant/guardian. I’ve never seen a Mourning Dove’s nest with such heavy construction. It’s built better than any I’ve seen before in 6 decades.

  • 52. Alyson Skinner_VA

    My husband found this deer skull and antlers and hung them up under our deck.
    The Purple Martins thought it was a great place to make a nest! You can even see one of the baby birds.

  • 50-51. Dennis Hallock_PA

    Just the other day I went to take my truck for a drive and there on the tire was this robins nest. It seems strange as I had driven the truck 2 days earlier. I carefully removed it and moved it to a close location. Hopefully she’ll find it and accept its new home!

  • 49. Amy Hansen_MA

    The photo was taken in North Creek, NY. I’m not sure what kind of bird made this nest, but it was built underneath one of the historic Adirondack Railway Trains!!

  • 128-132. Debra French_PA

    The photos were taken in Schnecksville, PA at my boyfriend’s house. He noticed a bird flying in and out of an old, unused grill that is left outside. He opened the grill and discovered a nest with eggs. He kept the lid closed except for picture taking. The birds were born on April 28, 2012. The above pictures show the nest with eggs and the baby birds at day 1, day 5 and day 11. They are European Starlings. The nest had been vacant for a short time and just last week, we discovered an egg in the nest. There are now 5 new eggs in the nest. The mama lays one egg per day.  We do not know if it is the same mama who had the first 5 baby birds. He has a new grill that he keeps in the garage when he isn’t using it. I made him promise not to get rid of the old grill! This has been a most fascinating experience for us. 

  • 48. John Carter_CT

    Picture taken on Central Park West, 65th Street.  House Sparrow nest in traffic light.

  • 46-47. Nancy Beach_NC

    These photos were taken in May 2012 on my front porch. This is the second year that Mourning Doves have decided to make a nest in one of the hanging baskets on our front porch – both times they’ve chosen to use the same basket. There are three, which face to the east, and they’ve always chosen the southern-most one.

  • 123. Mary Marin_WI

    Look who came to visit! OK, I know this isn’t a nest, but this was such an incredible surprise that I had to send it to you anyhow. Cooper Hawk came a-visitin’ about a week and a half ago. I don’t know how long s/he was there before we noticed, but s/he stuck around for a minimum of 15 minutes, thoroughly enjoying the bath. (My husband says s/he left quite a bathtub ring!) The birdbath is about 15 feet from our sunroom. Enjoy!

  • 45. Ann Cantrell_CA

    A pair of House Finches made this nest last year in a spider plant which hangs on my back deck. Because opening the sliding glass door disturbed the birds, we used another door until the babies were fledged. In addition, because the resident (indoor) cat scared the birds, we also had to keep the blind on the door closed. In spite of all these hazards, the 4 young all survived, as did the unwatered plant!

  • 121-122. Susan Savia_NC

    A Prothonotary Warbler made a stick and moss nest in our bug catcher on the front porch outside my kitchen window. The bug catcher had been turned off for a while and was sitting on a chair in the corner.  My husband and I moved it off the chair and hung it from the ceiling, and tied if off so it wouldn’t rock – we did this to keep the raccoons and snakes out of it (we have lots of them, we back up to a swamp on the Brunswick River). I enjoyed watching the male arrive with food for the female and the baby once born. The baby grew FAST and just left this week and the nest has been abandoned. The bug catcher still works.

  • 44. Bev Elias_MN

    Little Miss Robin is using the window planter as an extra room to her nest before she uses her flight muscles. Her siblings decided to take the plunge and are hiding under the under growth of the woods. I’m thinking she is the smartest one of the bunch…or is she the “scaredy-cat.”

  • 40-43. Joe Varga_NY

    Two photos are of a Bald Eagle nest at the top of a power line tower near a lock on the Cayuga-Seneca Canal just south of Routes 5 & 20 near Montezuma Wildlife Refuge (Seneca Falls, NY.) It is also a fairly high traffic area, though not a main thoroughfare. There is a parking area on the opposite side of the canal (where the pictures were taken from) that is heavily visited by those who know the nest. The two other photos are of an American Robin nest that was built on one of a number of pallets stacked near a construction site at Finger Lakes Community College. When the crew went to dispose of the pallets, they took all but the one with the nest. Even though this was a fairly high traffic area, the momma and her babies seemed to be doing fine.

  • 36-39. Mary Collins_VA

    House Finch nest on a front door wreath.

  • 35. Robin Abbey_TX

    These are Barn Swallows next to the pool at Quail Creek apartments. No bugs around the pool area!

  • 33-34. Susan Ketterman_TX

    A little House Wren built this nest on top of an insulated lunch bag, hanging next to the back door in the garage. As you can see, an old hat partially covers the nest. Last year she found a yard shoe up on a shelf for her nest. Unfortunately, she abandoned this nest after laying 4 eggs. 

  • 30-32. Dave White_AZ

    Photos taken on back patio in urban neighborhood in Tempe, Arizona. They show an industrious hummingbird who built her nest right on top of our hummingbird feeder. The baby chick was named “Flower” by our four year-old daughter Fern, and is growing bigger by the day.

  • 25-29, 179-183. Sarah Murray-Cooper_NY

    This nest was found on my neighbor’s porch lamp…mossy construction…thought maybe House Sparrow nest at first but now that I see the fledglings I see they might be Eastern Phoebes!

  • 20. Kathy Dennis, KY

    Here’s an odd place to find an American Robin’s nest – on top of a tombstone surrounded by artificial flowers! We were visiting the family graves in Moberly, MO with an elderly aunt, when we found this nest on a monument no higher than 3 feet. As I approached, one baby opened its mouth for a worm.

  • 19, 89. Gena Courtney, GA

    Baby Eastern Bluebirds on April 27, 2012, and Carolina Wrens in a gourd nest.