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Old Apr 19, 2011, 12:47 PM   #1
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Default Red-winged Blackbird Nest

Another nest to follow in Wakodahatchee Wetlands. The female looks more like a Brownbird. I could not get a clear shot of the nest without disturbing things. The nest is a work of art. The inner lining is made up of thin material that is wound in almost perfect circles around the nest. The outside of the nest is woven around the tree branches so a stiff breeze will not dislodge the nest. There were three pale blue speckled eggs in the nest. When Mom left the nest she spent her time stretching and preening, preparing for the next stint on the nest.

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Old Apr 19, 2011, 1:48 PM   #2
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What a lovely series ! I like the last shot especially.
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I agree very nice series and I also like the last shot best

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Masterpieces Ed...very nicely captured.

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Old Apr 19, 2011, 3:38 PM   #5
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Hi Ed,

Your nesting portfolio is now in the absolutely amazing category. These are outstanding!

. . .definitely jealous (there seems to be no appropriate smiley).

It looks like you'll be busy just keeping up with these growing families.

Great work.

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Another amazing view into the life of a lovely creature - and so lovingly photographed as well!
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