[Tweeters] Towhees and Junco nest

Hans-Joachim Feddern thefedderns at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 13:35:31 PDT 2021

We also had a junco nest in a hanging plant by the kitchen window. They
should have had 4 eggs today, but sadly they are all gone! Likely the local
Steller's Jay is the culprit.


On Sat, Jun 5, 2021 at 10:27 AM Debbie Mcleod <skepsou at icloud.com> wrote:

> A pair of Juncos have built a nest in a hanging fuchsia right outside my

> kitchen window. I'm keeping an eye on the situation and trying not to

> disturb them. I know there are nestlings - I can hear their high-pitched

> cheeps.

> Just now I heard a thump against the window and looked out to see a Towhee

> fluttering in a shrub under the nest. Then I saw an immature towhee perched

> on the wire from which the fuschia is suspended.

> I can't imagine that they are nest predators. I believe some Towhees have

> been nesting not far away. Does anyone know why they might be checking out

> the Junco nest?

> Debbie in Kirklandia.


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*Hans Feddern*
Twin Lakes/Federal Way, WA
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