Now that we discovered the hummingbird with her nest in the fig tree, I'm noticing more and more nesting activity around the garden.
Up high in the solanum shrub is a larger nest, measuring at least 7 inches in circumference. It may already have been used this spring because I haven't noticed any birds flying to or from the nest (above image)
But I only discovered the nest this past week when a Bewick wren was in the shrub, shrieking at a crow in a tree that is next to the shrub.
Here is a Bewick's wren, drying itself after taking a dip in the bird bath, before disappearing into the flowering potato vine thicket in our backyard.
I first saw a Bewick's wren hop into an opening in this thicket just a few days ago.
Maybe it is building a nest in there...
It was also the first time we ever saw a Bewick's wren in the bird bath.
It really seemed to enjoy the bath.