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The Spotted Towhee abandoned a nest full of eggs in the Oregon Grape. We suspect it is because the dogs disturbed the birds or perhaps it was because my husband inadvertently disturbed them when he mowed the lawn. Whatever the reason, they moved to a different site, built a different nest, and are most likely raising young towhees as I type.

Meanwhile, there’s the nest.


It is about 4′ up in the Oregon Grape and the leaves are thick and stickery. Getting a camera in there to take a photo was a hazardous job.


It was dark in there, but the flash didn’t want to go off. I photo-shopped this photo.


Out of about fifteen photos, this is the very best one I could get. Mottled eggs nesting with a fir cone.

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