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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Vireo Nest

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.

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