Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Nest Building

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While walking at the Morton Arboretum, I saw 2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers flying to the same area of a tree. Further inspection revealed that they both were building a nest. How cool is that? Every few visits to the nest, one (I assume the female) would sit in the would be nest, wiggle a bit, and work on the side of the nest. I was fortunate to catch her with a piece of grass or something in her mouth and inter-twining it in the nest.

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We went back twice to see this next after you showed it to me and couldn’t find it. Maybe looking in the wrong tree. Glad you had sense enough to get a shot of it.