Okay, the winners of the Make Me Laugh Contest:
Kitt and Mel made me laugh the most...Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your snail-mail addresses and your two top choices of jewelry. If you guys pick the same thing, I will toss a coin.
I thought I had this big mystery today at Crooked Run Estuary...
After walking the trails, I started back to my car and saw this stuff:
Huh. That looks like nesting material. Oooooh....and a lot of feathers stuck in the pine needles, no longer attached to a bird. Must have been plucked from the nest along with the mama bird.
I bent the branch way down and did some Chimping...mud, twigs and a perfect round cup.
With two cold, bluish-green eggs....large eggs.
I didn't know exactly what bird they came out of (I can't ever figure out bird eggs, unless there is an adult bird sitting on them), but by process of elimination (nest is in a tree, made of mud and twigs, loose feathers were gray and rufus-colored) I decided it was a robin...who is now being digested by a Coop.