White-eyed vireo nest

Sarah spotted this nest in the low shrubs near Lake Cheston. The bird has woven a pendulous nest using the V of two twigs as the supporting rim. This is a classic vireo design. Most other songbird species build their nests on top of twigs, not hanging below.

Hanging nest -- the whole thing is a little smaller than a fist.

Sure enough, the mother turns out to be a white-eyed vireo.

White-eyed vireo on her nest. She has a yellow eyebrow stripe and a white iris.

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