New or old nest?

vossner(z9 houston)October 29, 2011

I have a rose in need of serious pruning, but as I was beginning to cut, I noticed this nest. I want birds to live peacefully in my garden but if this is a nest that won't be used again, I really need to prune my rose. Can you tell if it's a fresh nest? what kind of bird? OK to remove and then replace? thanks

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vossner(z9 houston)

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    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 1:24PM
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vossner(z9 houston)

sorry, I can't figure out how to post pic of my little nest. I had forgotten why it is that I don't post here. NOW I REMEMBER!

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 1:42PM
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vossner(z9 houston)

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Here is a link that might be useful: old or new nest?

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 5:09PM
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vossner(z9 houston)

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Here is a link that might be useful: practice upload of nest

    Bookmark   October 29, 2011 at 5:16PM
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catherinet(5 IN)

I live up north, so I don't know about your birding down south. Do they have babies this time of year? Around here in Indiana, they usually stop by late August. Just watch the nest for a day or 2 and if nobody shows up, I'd say you're safe to cut it back.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 11:49AM
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vossner(z9 houston)

I'll do as you recommend. thanks.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 4:36PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Nesting season is long over, even in the south. Your nest looks like it might be that of a mockingbird, but am not positive. It looks a bit messy and twiggy to be a robin's.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2011 at 5:14PM
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vossner(z9 houston)

thank you all for your comments. Mockingbird is a good guess, I have a lot of those. I ended up trimming my rose and discarding the nest. But I do have one last rose to trim and that one, too, has a next. I will keep that one, as an experiment.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 7:17PM
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