Who’s Spotted a Nest This Year?


It’s that time of year for baby animals and new nests.

In this little home, freckle faced eggs cuddle together awaiting their mother’s return. Anyone know what kind of bird?

Photographer Rudi Weber offered this first nest view. Have you spotted any yet?



  • amimissingsomething

    Robin Eggs most likely…..

  • Sort of a semi educated guess (kind of), I would guess a species of sparrow, judging by the shape and construction of the nest. Not very helpful or specific, I know. 🙂

    I have not found any this year yet. It is time to look though.

  • Ernie Branscomb

    Rufous sided towhe eggs. Almost certain. But then, I’m often wrong.

  • Ernie Branscomb

    As far as nests are concerned, we watch the simi-famous SoHum Bald Eagles nest and chicks.

  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee eggs. We made nest boxes last fall as a Cub Scout project (Arcata Pack 95) and one of the parents sent this photo a few weeks back. The kids had a blast making them and I was extra happy to see them really getting used.

    • Very interesting Dan Gale. I made two nest boxes years ago and hung them in two different trees on my property. They are both occupied by Chestnut-backed Chickadees and have been for years. Once I see them using the boxes I never disturb them, so I’ve never actually seen their eggs. Only in the winter do I get in and clean them. Thanks for posting that. 7 eggs…Wow!

      • Yes she didn’t think it was getting used as she forgot to add the wood shavings…she opened it up and was pleasantly surprised and snapped the photo and closed the box back up. I let her know it’s best to leave them be until the fall

  • My guess is barn swallow. I often peeked at their nests as a kid.

  • Our Swallows are back and have flown around old nest site, but no building yet.:-(

  • Dyerville Loop is Not Alderpoint

    Kim, this is the stuff i love most about your page …. wonderful… thanks

    • Me, too. Honestly, they don’t bring many readers but they make my heart happy. We’re a small but smiling bunch the folks that like this corner of my website.

  • Dyerville Loop is Not Alderpoint

    We have two fly catcher nests way up high in the eves, we wake every morning to many birds singing up the sun. They are busy as bees with all the spring insects… ive never seen their eggs, but they seem to do a double hatch in good years. We also have a couple of red shoulderd hawks nesting across the meadow. They and the ravens always let us know that the eagles are circling in the thermals.. Both golden and bald.This is Humboldt Beautiful…

  • Nothing more beautiful than birds singing in The am.all morning I’ve been hearing them

  • Quail. It’s on the ground, a give-away. Go to egg ID on the web. Love these posts. af

  • I love the nature postings best as well. One great joy of living here is watching/hearing the seasonal arrival of our many birds. Every spring I thrill when I hear my first Hermit Thrush (my favorite call by far). And the endless proclamatory voicing of the Western Tanager at the top of our tallest firs cannot be ignored. The movement of nature and the growth of plants in the spring is fed by birdsong on a spirit level according to Rudolph Steiner. In autumn the monkey-like chatter of nuthatches warns me to finish gathering firewood in the beautiful slanted October light. I cannot imagine living anywhere more soul-building and have been here since 1989…. cleaning out an old storage space, I just found two nests found and collected from my very first years here and thrill remains undiluted. And I’m not even a serious birder!

  • I’m not sure of the species, but I’m fairly certain that they are not jail birds.

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