Forum home Wildlife gardening

Who's nest is this?



  • madpenguin, They are my favourite bird although I do like to watch the Red Kite we have round here. From what I can remember from they days way, way back when I went fishing with my dad they like to be up in tree and make a small roundish nest with a side hole that's why I thought of them. We have them here in our garden but as we don't have any tree's :'( they not nesting in our garden. A robin is the other bird that like a round hole but the nest doesn't look big enough for them also I think they like to nest nearer the ground. We do have a robins nest in the bushes but it's bigger than the one you showed.
  • When zoomed in some of them sticks look to large for a wren. Wren nests usually have moss around them and they don't nest in trees
  • NannaBoo said:
    Just spotted this thread. madpenguin, could it be a wren. Below is a wrens nest.

    Looks massive for a wrens nest mate
  • I still think it's a wrens nest the size is deceptive but the shape is correct. If there was no moss around at the time the nest was built they would have line it with something else. The one I put up is a Wrens nest off a bird site. madpenguin, do you know where the entrance is or is it an open top nest if open top then it's not a Wren.
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,468
    Just tried to get a closer look (not easy) and can only really see it from underneath but it does seem to be a round shape overall and fairly small.
    It is not in a tree as such,just a large Pittisporum so quite twiggy where it is situated.
    I think I shall therefore plump for it being a Wren's nest!!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • Now you have got me wondering we have a Euronams on the fence and it thick I wonder if that's where the wrens are nesting as they are around nearly every day. As the plant isn't desiduas that would explain why I didn't know where they were coming from.
  • I have had a Wren nest in ivy that is wrapped around a tree, about fence height.  Then it moved into the blue tit box about a foot higher up the tree for the last two years ( still not sure if it was used this year as did see coming and going for two weeks but then nothing since) 
    As for size of sticks you would be amazed how big the twigs were he tried to get in the tiny hole sometimes six times his length!
  • dave125dave125 Posts: 178
    Don't wish to upset proceedings but that is definitely not a Wrens nest and 99% certainly that of a Greenfinch. I have spent decades surveying breeding birds and their nests.
    Luv Dave
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Posts: 2,468
    It seems I have lots of possibilities for the builder of the nest all of which I have never seen in my garden,apart from the Wren of course!!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • No-one has mentioned Sparrows?  I'd be surprised if it's Greenfinches given that you've never seen them in your garden.

    Get a wildlife camera ready for next year?
Sign In or Register to comment.