Nest found in conifer hedge in garden, any idea who's the builder?

  • It looks beautifully made, how long is it roughly top to bottom?

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • It's a work of art isn't it! Its approx 30 - 40 cm Hazel
  • Could be Long-tailed Tit, or House Sparrow, both build similar types.
  • I strongly suspect the builder was human. :-)

    It looks remarkably similar to a commercially available roosting pocket similar to this one here.

    My bird photos HERE

  • It was found in our garden in the conifer hedge Paul. No reason to post anything other than to establish what bird made it. It would appear tits are getting everywhere...
  • I had just been looking at that idea after reading Robert Fuller's blog on nesting Wrens in his garden where he put these out for them to use ... I purchased a couple myself some years ago from RSPB shop & they weathered to resemble yours Ian but an unusual way to attach it to the branch unless concealing the entrance to attract a Dormouse maybe?

     

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  • In reply to Ian Chester:

    Ian Chester said:
    It was found in our garden in the conifer hedge Paul. No reason to post anything other than to establish what bird made it. It would appear tits are getting everywhere...

    ?

    Perhaps put there by a neighbour / previous householder? As Wendy has said, I wouldn't rule out the possibility of it being used as a nest if it's been there for a while.

    My bird photos HERE