We’ve been sharing photos that show the cleverness and unique behaviors of nesting birds, qualities mentioned by Founding Editor Eldon Greij in
his column in our August 2015 issue. Here are six more. We found them in our online galleries. Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove on nest in cedar tree by marian mcsherry.
See more photos of Mourning Dove. Pileated Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpeckers by Lew Scharpf.
See more photos of Pileated Woodpecker. Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk by Tena Southern.
Young southern Red-tails make surprising northbound migrations each summer.
Read how a Red-tail’s predictable habits lead to a dramatic flight photo.
See more photos of Red-tailed Hawk. Western Bluebird
Western Bluebird, Penticton, British Columbia, by Laure Wilson Neish.
See more photos of bluebirds. Osprey
Osprey near Hornitos, California, December 2013, by Marti Wright.
Studies reveal winter habitat choices, migration routes of Osprey.
See more photos of Osprey. American Woodcock
American Woodcock by Tim Shoffner.
Read about American Woodcock, America’s sky dancer.
Read Eldon Greij’s article about birds’ amazing nests, nest materials, and nest sites.
David Sibley explains how to use nesting behavior to help identify birds.
Just how do birds make the eggs they lay?
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Originally Published June 26, 2015
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