A tiny nest

My husband was out feeding the rabbits and saw this tiny nest up in a tree.  I got some pictures of it. We’re not sure what kind of nest it is.  It’s empty at the moment, of course.  I said we should see if anyone comes to re-use it this year.

nest 1
It’s kind of hard to see here – the nest is about 12 feet up into the tree, maybe about 3 inches wide, and it seems to be tied on to the branch by a few strings/bits of grass.


Here’s a closer view, this seems to be the back.  When I went to the other side, it looks like there’s a tiny hole at the top 1/4 of the nest for the birds to get in and out.

I’ve never seen a nest hanging like this. I’m excited to see if anyone claims it in the spring.

2 thoughts on “A tiny nest

  1. jenpowell1976 January 25, 2016 / 7:44 am

    I’m not sure. I looked up a vireo since I’ve never heard of that – there are some species that come to this area, but their nests seem to be a little more attached to the branches. The one we found may be hanging more from the wind and winter taking a toll, though. We will have to see. Thank you for the info though, I’ll have to see if I see any of those birds. 🙂


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