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 Post subject: Nest on the Ground
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:37 pm 
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A bird has been collecting twigs on the ground under a pine tree in our yard. It isn't a very full tree, so the twigs are pretty much in the open. There must be 75 to 100 twigs (plus the occasional dryer lint & string) put there there in the past 2 weeks. It's scattered over about a 2' x 2' area. It's not a rabbit. One family member thinks she's seen a mockingbird there. These twigs are about 10" to 1 1/2' long, up to 1/4" in dia.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: Nest on the Ground
PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:43 pm 
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Do you ever figure out what bird was working under the tree? Bower birds in australia do the kind of thing you mentioned, but i have not heard of something similar in the U.S.

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 Post subject: Re: Nest on the Ground
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:17 am 
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No, I haven't, that pile has disintegrated, and a new one has started in a new place.

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 Post subject: Re: Nest on the Ground
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:03 pm 
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Interesting. There are several species that nest on the ground but I do not know of any that do as you describe. I'll ask around.

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