Field Notes

David Fix
89. by David Fix on July 28, 2011 at 03:05 pm

As I would imagine is probably true for Baltimore and some other orioles, Bullock's Orioles nesting near well-peopled lakes and streams routinely incorporate fishing line into their nests. After the organic materials in the nest have rotted or weathered away--and perhaps long after the bird that built the nest has died--the gaunt monofilament superstructure of such nests persists, conspicuous in the colder months in the bare cottonwoods, poplars, and other riparian trees in which they were built.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this regularly, highly confident.

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Steven Mauvais added Bullock's Oriole to their Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge smart list 1/10/2012 at 2:36PM
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