Identifying nests

To: 'Meke Kamps' <>, "" <>
Subject: Identifying nests
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2022 05:44:37 +0000
There are a huge range of possible options. You have not given any kind of 
description on which we could even begin to suggest. It may not necessarily be 
a bird species you have seen in the garden last spring/summer. Best way to get 
a practical answer is to send in a photo of it, that includes a measure of 
scale (like a ruler or 50 cent coin). That way we can be your best resource. 
The best resource other than doing that, is Gordon Beruldsen's book on next & 
eggs of Australian birds. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Canberrabirds  
On Behalf Of Meke Kamps
Sent: Monday, 11 July, 2022 2:45 PM
Subject: Identifying nests

Dear all 

I have a little (now) abandoned nest in the maple tree out the front and I am 
trying to figure out, based on the birds I’ve seen in the garden last 
spring/summer, who it may have belonged to. 

I am pulling up short though, can anyone steer me in the direction of a good 
resource for empty nest identification? (Noting the Facebook Australian bird ID 
group doesn’t allow nest posts). 


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