Thursday, December 08, 2005
A little research helped my identify this as a vireo's nest. It's about 2 1/2 inches in diameter, cup shaped and situated in the "v" of two thin branches on a beech sapling. It's exquisitely woven and attached to the branches with spider silk or perhaps the silk from a caterpillar's cocoon, a material that vireos commonly make use of.
Black marker, walnut ink, watercolor, white acrylic.
Posted by Jan Blencowe at 3:46 PM