A precarious RWBB nesting spot

Mr. and Mrs. Red-winged Blackbird, above, take turns feeding the nestlings, and chasing off intruders.

Females build the nests by winding stringy plant material around several close, upright stems and weaving in a platform of coarse, wet vegetation.’ (All About Birds) Sometimes, as shown here, it is remarkable that the nest is sturdy enough to stay put and not fall into the water!

Can you see those teeny little heads popping out? Amazingly, 11-14 days after hatching, they’ll be ready to climb out and explore~!

16 thoughts on “A precarious RWBB nesting spot

  1. so precious and beautiful!!

    On Mon, Jul 26, 2021 at 4:39 AM Birder’s Journey wrote:

    > Birder’s Journey posted: ” Mr. and Mrs. Red-winged Blackbird, above, take > turns feeding the nestlings, and chasing off intruders. ‘Females build the > nests by winding stringy plant material around several close, upright stems > and weaving in a platform of coarse, wet vegetati” >

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    • We usually have so many birds in common. This was one of countless Red-wing Blackbird nests in our local Wetlands this year. They usually love to build their nests in the Pond Apple trees, which are especially common here.

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    • I know what you mean! They are so protective and can be so aggressive, and will sometimes dive bomb anyone or anything approaching their nest. As I mentioned to Ted, we have many RWBB’s here as they most often nest in the Pond Apple trees, which are abundant in our wetlands.

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