One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey there! On a recent windy day, a nest blew from a tree- one much shorter than mine. I know it’s the nest of an American Robin, at least that’s what Nutmeg and I remember, so that’s not the mystery today. The mystery is, what is it made of?

Mystery #64

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Have you figured it out? Birds use all kinds of nesting materials.

Inside of Robin's nest

This nest has a base of mud, with mainly grass, but a number of darker, reddish, long needles from the White Pine. Stuck at the bottom is a bit of dryer lint–or some stuffing, we’re not sure–and a branchlet off a Leland Cyprus.

And the long dried pieces sweeping off to the right? Dried leaves from day lilies.

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