Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Nest
Polioptila caerulea
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2014 Photograph, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea, Gnatcatcher Family Polioptilidae) Nestlings, Occoquan Bay NWR, Woodbridge, Virginia, © 2020.
Notice the strands of spider web used to secure the nest and attach bits of lichen to the outer surface of the nest. The strands are most easily seen along the left edge of the nest.
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