About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Photo Share: Bluebird nesting in deer neck

Last three: Cuckcoo clock, bluebird or bluebeard?, looks like the deer's bottom jaw "butt" I guess it's the bird!
I have been meaning to send you these pics since last year. Took these photos at my brothers place last July. He and his wife have this ratty old deer in their yard and one year and owl or something ripped out the throat! The bluebirds then decided to make it their home. He could get close enough to them since they are so skittish but I have a camera with a zoom so I was able to get some.

Here are a few. Just happened to catch it feeding the grub. - Juliette Carter 

Thank you Juliette Carter for sharing your photos of bluebirds in their funky nest! You should also send them in to the Funky nests in Funky places contest (read below).

 

Find a Funky Nest Near You!
Contest showcases unusual bird nesting sites

Using spider web to affix its nest to a single bulb in a strand of holiday lights, this tiny Anna's Hummingbird successfully hatched two chicks. 2014 entry by Kathy West, California.
The annual “Funky Nests in Funky Places” contest at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is underway.

Entries may be submitted in categories such as "cutest," "funniest," "funkiest," or "most inconvenient." Celebrate Urban Birds is offering a free, downloadable flyer showing some of the places you can look for funky nests in urban locations.

The deadline for entries is June 15.

Participants should read the guidelines for approaching nests to be sure the birds are not disturbed in any way.

To learn more about how to participate, plus terms and conditions, visit FunkyNests.org.



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