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Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) Nest This nest is located in a bush outside my bedroom window. I watched the birds build it last spring, then waited for the babies to hatch, and watched them as they grew up and left the nest. I didn&#039;t take any photos because I didn&#039;t have any good angles from my window and didn&#039;t want to upset the birds by getting shots up close/outside. But, I finally got a peek at the nest this morning, and it did not disappoint! The nest was about 6 feet above the ground and was made of woven twigs and grasses, and then lined with soft, fuzzy stuff (maybe from cottonwood trees). The base was bowl-shaped, but it was very wide and open.<br />
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Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) Nest

This nest is located in a bush outside my bedroom window. I watched the birds build it last spring, then waited for the babies to hatch, and watched them as they grew up and left the nest. I didn't take any photos because I didn't have any good angles from my window and didn't want to upset the birds by getting shots up close/outside. But, I finally got a peek at the nest this morning, and it did not disappoint! The nest was about 6 feet above the ground and was made of woven twigs and grasses, and then lined with soft, fuzzy stuff (maybe from cottonwood trees). The base was bowl-shaped, but it was very wide and open.

Habitat: Rural yard

    comments (2)

  1. Very cool that you observed this and documented it so well.

    Over here they are some of the most beautiful birds around, occasionally making a winter visit to the Netherlands. They're called "pest birds" here, after the mistaken belief that they spread the pest in medieval times.
    Posted 10 days ago
    1. Thanks! They are such pretty birds! Hopefully they come back in the spring :). Posted 10 days ago

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Uploaded Dec 1, 2019. Captured Dec 1, 2019 10:32 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm