Hayley Strivens's picture

Eggs in nest

Observed: 19th July 2013 By: Hayley Strivens

No identification made yet.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Amadan's picture


iSpot doesn't approve of nest photos, because of the disturbance risk.
Please don't let it put you off posting other observations.

Bill Henderson's picture



Welcome to iSpot. A member for one day and you've already posted a photo. Good. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures.

I wouldn't worry too much about your nest and eggs picture breaking the rules. It would take Sherlock Holmes to find that nest from your photo and location details :-)


Bill Henderson

Ray Turner's picture

Good Find

Well done Hayley a good find indeed. Could you give us a little more detail about the nest, for example the height above ground (I suspect it is quite low) and what sort of vegetation it was in? Also overall size may be handy.

At first glance I would suggest the builder is one of the warblers.

If you have a particular interest in nest finding have a look at this website: www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/nrs



tonydrew99's picture

Eggs in nest

Depending on size look somewhat like mistle thrush.

Tony D

Ray Turner's picture

Thrush, I can see why but...

The spots look a bit dark to me for M Thrush also the nest seems a bit loose and not very well lined. I also get the impression the nest is relatively low; M Thrushes are normally reasonably high preferring around 2 M or higher, they do occasionally go down to 1M though.

Hayley this is why I would love you to come back to us with some information. The habitat the nest was found in tells us an awful lot.