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Baltimore Oriole at the nest | by Dave W.
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Baltimore Oriole at the nest

View large or original size to see how the manmade materials are incorporated in the nest and see the nestlings better.

 

Several Baltimore Orioles are nesting at Lake Shenandoah. I saw four males chasing one another this spring, and at least three appear to have nested nearby.

 

This nest incorporates fishing line that you can see threaded around several branches. The nest was in a Sycamore about 12 to 15 feet up and a few yards from the edge of the lake.

 

June 11, 2010, Lake Shenandoah, Rockingham County, Virginia.

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Taken on June 11, 2010