BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER HATCHLINGS IN NEST on the GROUND, Jefferson National Forest, Virginia. May 25, 2010 Photo by Peter Wendelken.
These three BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER HATCHLINGS Mniotilta varia are sleeping in a NEST ON THE GROUND. The nest material includes many pine needles. Black-and-white Warblers nest on the ground and this nest was well-concealed amid surrounding vegetation and through its incorporation into the background of leaf litter. The male did not take part in nest building but did bring the female food from time to time. The next photo in the photostream shows the female BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER during nest building on May 5, twenty days earlier, perching at the nest entrance in preparation to fly away to gather more nest material. She eventually had a clutch of three eggs all of which hatched. Photo by Peter Wendelken.
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