BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

AMERICAN REDSTART

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Redstart

I believe this is an American Redstart. We came upon this nesting female last spring. She was barely off the path we were on. The nest was almost at eye level so we took our shots and then moved on quickly so as not to disturb the bird anymore than we had. It’s the first time I’ve been this close to a bird on her nest and felt lucky we chose to walk that path that day.

29 thoughts on “AMERICAN REDSTART

  1. Beautiful eye-level shot and lucky find.

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  2. Love the photo. It is lovely to accidentally see a nest like that.
    A conservation note to us all: Please don’t deliberately look for nests. Be quiet around birds during their nesting season and don’t play calls or harass them. Caution others who aren’t so considerate.

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  3. You are rivaling another’s blog here who captures so much personality in tiny creatures. 🙂 I really love this with the tail feathers up like that!

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  4. Awww….that’s such a cute capture! 🙂

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  5. Exciting find and beautiful image!

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  6. Love the photo, you really captured the sweetness of the bird.

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  7. Great shot – she is so sweet, patiently brooding!

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  8. So adorable… I foresee a baby birds photo in the near future.

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  9. She’s a beauty & great shot too!

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  10. Lucky find and a great photo!

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  11. Lovely! The nest is so perfect. Amazes me how they can construct such beautiful cups of straw and sticks. What a wonderful find and sharp shot.

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  12. What a beautiful find, Belinda!

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