Verdin’s Nest

In the neighbor’s acacia, on a branch right above the fence-line, sits a verdin’s globe of a nest. It’s about the size of a child’s soccer ball.

Verdins build multiple nests, breeding nests and roosting nests. They’ve built roosting nests, where they stay warmly cozy on cold winter nights, in our mesquites before. This is the first breeding nest we’ve had this close to our garden.

This morning, I watched the male and female dart in and out of the nest. I’m guessing the eggs have hatched!


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