About two weeks ago, we noticed that a bird had been building a nest right next to our back door. It was within days of Shawn putting up an extension on our fence so that the dogs couldn't jump it any longer. I never actually saw the bird up there so I had no idea who was making the nest. Now I know. She has laid at least one egg. I don't know if there were more than that because I'm short and I had to jump just to see in the nest. The bird that is calling our house, home, is a Gray Catbird. I had never heard of them before now and was only able to identify her based on the egg color which is a very pretty teal and about the size of a Robin's egg. We're trying to give her as much space as possible but she's made it difficult with the placement of her nest being in a high traffic area of the yard. Hopefully we'll have some babies soon! I will keep an eye on the nest to make sure no starlings try to leave their own eggs. If they did, I wouldn't hurt the eggs but I would remove them from the nest and try to care for them myself. They're not native to the US so no wildlife rehabilitation places can take them. Learned that when I found one injured. I'll try to get some photos when mom isn't in the nest.
3 years ago