Birding Notes

Reflections on birds and other wildlife on the edge of a southern woodland

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Abandoned Nest

It’s been a very pleasant, very warm late spring day with a stiff breeze and crowds of big gleaming white clouds passing steadily across a sky of deep, clear cobalt blue. Birds were active. In mid afternoon, I heard the call of a Yellow-billed Cuckoo nearby, and the songs of Black and White Warbler, Red-eyed Vireo, Summer Tanager, Scarlet Tanager, the whirr of a Red-bellied Woodpecker and the chatter of Titmice and Chickadees.

But – sadly – the Wood Thrushes seem to have abandoned their nest. Although the male sang around the back yard all morning as usual, the female is not on the nest and we did not see either of the pair approach the nest all day. We can’t see inside it, but have watched often in hopes of catching a glimpse of the parents.


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