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unusual bird nest design... mother feeding young | by al-ien
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unusual bird nest design... mother feeding young

this is a very small warbler size bird... the nest is really unusual...a hanging nest made of moss, lichen, spider almost seemed pasted together... two young inside. both parents are working hard to feed them. It was almost a shot that didn't happen, as I had been out with a chainsaw doing some clearing and was about to cut this branch when I saw the unusual nest...(see the two cut branches right behind)

White-eyed Vireo,(Vireo griseus) thanks to for the ID help.


brooksville, florida


note: also used as a topic menu heading photo for the famous birding online site from Cornell Lab of Ornithology...

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Taken on June 10, 2011