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nearsnellvillega Thursday 16th May 2019 15:30

Nest in my eaves near Atlanta GA USA
Last week I found this nest by my front door maybe 8 feet off the ground.

The bird is six inches or less in length, dark head, back, and tail, and a light to white chest. Pic of it is here, in the nest.

Any help appreciated.

NOTE: the bird pic was very faint in the original, so it has had contrast boosted and has been adjusted to best see colors. To my eyes, it has reddened the photo.

nearsnellvillega Thursday 16th May 2019 17:50

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Two more photos. Will attach as thumbnails. There is a better picture of thebird and a picture of the eggs, 4 white eggs, all taken today 5-16-2019. The best hit I have is the Eastern Phoebe, but the bird seems darker and I can't be sure.

delia todd Thursday 16th May 2019 17:56

Hi nearsnellvillega

Unfortunately your thumbnails are rather too small to really see them. If you could try this to re-size them - and perhaps save them as jpegs?

Re-sizing images:

After you've done any other work on your pic (always a copy mind ) and cropped away any part of the picture you don't want, you can then re-size it. But don't crop to get the file size you want.

How you actually do it depends on what programs you have.

In Windows 7 you can right click on the image and there's an option to re-size (choose the smallest 800x600 - you can go bigger 1032 on the longest side I think, but Windows doesn't give you that option!). Adobe Photoshop: you have a better choice there, in the Image menu: Resize, you can actually choose the size you want, and the quality... always select medium.

Window 8: Right click on the image and select Edit from the drop down. Then select Image from the menu in the Paint programme that opens. You can then type in the number of pixels for the longest side. I usually choose 900 but you can go up to 1032.

I use (free) for basic editing. Then select Image > Resize. Type in 900 in the highlighted box and save. Then Save As (new name).

Alternatively you could download the free program called Picassa.

If you use a Mac, this page shows you how to do it:

I hope one of these ideas work for you. If not, try posting in the Computer subforum - I'm sure someone will have more suggestions for you. There's loads of methods depending what software you have.

Jim M. Thursday 16th May 2019 18:08

Looks/sounds like an Eastern Phoebe. They often build their nests in human structures.

nearsnellvillega Thursday 16th May 2019 18:09

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Thanks. I'm an old Unix type, so I tend to use Ubuntu and GIMP when I work with photos. I'll see if this forum will accept 800x600.

Ah, not as PNG. Too big. JPG seems to work.

andyadcock Thursday 16th May 2019 20:20

What happened to 'no pictures of eggs or nests'....?

fugl Friday 17th May 2019 02:40

Another for Eastern Phoebe. I’ve never seen an Eastern Phoebe nest but its close relative, the “Western” (i. e. Say’s) Phoebe, builds very similar nests in the same kinds of places

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