Mr. Chad Bedford

by Chad Bedford
(Goldsboro, N.C. USA)

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I hope this is not a faux pas, but I need help identifying a bird by its EGGS! I got a good shot of the eggs, but while I am watching the nest, this bird is quite elusive. Based on online research, I'm thinking either a carolina wren, or ash-throated flycatcher. BUT, that flycatcher is native to the west, not the east. (I live in eastern N.C.). The one time I did see the bird..moving VERY quickly..it seemed more black and white as opposed to the brownish of the carolina wren. So I have focused on the eggs. The nest is in a bird box (wood box, hole in front, about 4-5 feet off ground.) We have had numerous nests in that box over the years, and each season I clean out the box for a new bird. This nest is different. All the nest material is very soft, fluffy; no pine straw, nothing hard. I'm not used to seeing this. You can see the eggs in the photo. They are rather small, as is the bird. I'm going crazy trying to identify it, so any help you give would be greatly appreciated. I know it is a tall order to i.d. a bird based on eggs and nest but thats all I've got. I will keep watching for the bird.


Thanks,
Chad A. Bedford

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