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#369962 May 18th, 2013 at 01:26 AM
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My husband found this nest in a hanging pot INSIDE our shed this morning. The mama is able to get inside under the overhang of the shed. He moved it outside in the same spot, because he was afraid the babies might not figure out how to get out when they are flight ready. I so hope the mama finds the nest and continues to raise them. prayers

I was thinking they might be downy woodpecker eggs due to the black and white striped feathers in the nest, but a google image search shows they are tufted titmouse eggs. That makes sense, as I did see a titmouse take some of the cat fur that I put out on the deck for them the other day. But why would there also be the black and white feathers?

I soooo hope these babies make it! nervous

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plants 'n pots #369990 May 18th, 2013 at 08:34 AM
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Mommy Bird probably used those feathers building the nest.

I'd watch it close...if she doesn't set on them outside they will surely die. If they hatch inside the shed they will figure out how to get out.


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afgreyparrot #370006 May 18th, 2013 at 09:38 PM
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good luck Lynne


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plants 'n pots #370139 May 21st, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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Way cool. I'd put it back where I found it. My daughter has a nest in the light fixture above her garage door opener. They keep the garage closed all the time so how that bird is getting in and out is a mystery. The birds figure it out.





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