Saturday, April 18, 2009

Is this an old hummingbird nest?

Lauren found this in our spruce tree which just happens to be near my hummingbird feeder. It looks small enough to be a hummingbird nest. It is made with very fine twigs/sticks. I would like to think that our hummingbirds were nesting nearby.


Zoe Ann Hinds said...

In my opinion that isn't a hummingbird nest. It appears to me to be far too big in size and not made of the correct type of materials.

Hummingbird nests are made of lichens, moss and fragments of bark, bound together with strands of spider web and lined with soft downy plant material like cottonwood fluff. The nest you show doesn't appear to contain all of that.

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Peggy said...

Thanks for the info!