Saturday, February 28, 2009
Saturday Morning Nests
Our dog has made it clear that she no longer enjoys walking around our neighborhood due to the nonstop construction noise, so we took a walk at Dawson Creek Park. We checked on the great horned owl nest and were pleased to see an adult in place.
We walked east of the owl to check on a red-tailed hawk nest in a large oak.
The nest is still up there and the adults were flying around, but they did not go to the nest.
Back at the apartment, I found a "new" old nest in a Japanese maple.
Based on the size of the nest and the material, I think it was constructed by our resident scrub jays. These little maples collect a lot of nests from a variety of bird species, so they are nice to have around.