Which birds nest is this?

I was pruning the large laurel hedge in my garden today, when I came across this small nest. It was about 15ft off the ground and is quite small. Anyone know which bird made it please? Im thinking Goldfinch?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,600
    I have a goldcrest nest that looks sort of similar. Lichen and spiders' web mostly. I found it a few years ago and it now sits on a crack in the ceiling beam in the kitchen. Extremely pretty.
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  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 851

    Ive kept the nest, complete with the forked branch it was built in, though I'm not sure what to do with it. It does have lots of droppings on the outside which must be unique to just a few birds?

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    If there is poo on it, i think thats a gold finch thing image
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,600
    Mine's poo-free.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,680

    I would say that's a goldfinch nest.  image 

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  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 144

    Definitely a Goldfinch nest with all the poo round the outside. Most other birds the parents take the feacal sack and dispose well outside the nest but for some reason not the Goldfinches!

  • LeadFarmerLeadFarmer Posts: 851

    Thanks for the replies. Im keeping the nest and my 7yr old son will be taking it to his schools 'Show & Tell' session.

  • Pottie PamPottie Pam Posts: 887

    On Springwatch they featured a goldfinch nest and mentioned the poo arround the sides of the nest.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,680

    They didn't just mention the poo, as I recall the goldfinches demonstrated!!! image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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