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American redstart nest
15-JAN-2010 Christine Hanrahan

American redstart nest

Walking through the Nortel woods I came nose to nose with this beautiful little American redstart nest. Like many warbler nests, they are small cup-shaped structures, but unlike many, redstarts place theirs fairly low down, about 5-8 feet above the ground, Many have strips of birch bark woven through the outside. They line their nests with pine needles, grass, and other plant fibres.

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
1/60s f/8.0 at 12.6mm iso100 full exif

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Joanne Kamo16-Jan-2010 22:07
Awesome find..Wow! Thanks for the info, I never would have guess this one
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