Forest Birds

April 12, 2014  •  1 Comment

A walk through Cook's Butte today in search of possible nesting Cooper's Hawk lead me to an extraordinary encounter with a male Pacific Wren singing on territory and nest building. They make the coolest nests! Thankfully, the coop eventually showed up briefly as a flyby while I was driving home - one picture. On a loosely related forest-bird-tangent - I tacked a few images on to the end of this post of possible small-owl nesting cavities that I've come across recently and then staked out for several days during the crepuscular period with no joy. Your thoughts on the images of the possible nesting cavities will be much appreciated.

Are you looking in the right place?  I wasn't and I was 20 feet away :-)



My original quarry



SMALL CAVITIES - dimensions of both openings are roughly 1.75 x 3" - estimated height of opening above ground is 3 & 9 feet, respectively.


Comments

Chris Sanborn(non-registered)
Really enjoyed these photos, Jack, the little wren popping out of his nest site gave me a good chuckle! A beautiful bird in a beautiful location--the hawk, too, of course! As always, thanks for sharing.
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