Mud nest ?

Asked September 26, 2018, 10:48 PM EDT

What kind of insect ? Or bird..made this nest..Its about a small fist size. Looks like mud. If you get a close up there is somthing inside..Thanks for your help

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1 Response

Unfortunately I cannot give you a definitive answer. The photo is a bit out of focus, so I can't get details from it. I can say that there are wasps, mud daubers, that will make nests out of mud, but there are also birds, such as swallows that make mud nests.

Information on swallows:

https://txtbba.tamu.edu/species-accounts/barn-swallow/

Information on mud daubers:

https://texasinsects.tamu.edu/mud-daubers/