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New or old nest?

Posted by vossner z9 houston (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 29, 11 at 13:08

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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trying to get a #$%^ posted!!!!

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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!


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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.


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I'll do as you recommend. thanks.


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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.


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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.


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