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Yellow Warbler (Building A Nest)

Setophaga petechia


Yellow Warbler building a nest in a Juniper Tree.


Meadow trail.


Yellow Warblers build their nests in the vertical fork of a bush or small tree such as willow, hawthorn, raspberry, white cedar, dogwood, and honeysuckle. The nest is typically within about 10 feet of the ground but occasionally up to about 40 feet. The female builds the nest over a period of about 4 days. First she builds a cup of grasses, bark strips, and plants such as nettles. She places plant fibers, spiderwebs, and plant down around the outside. The inner cup is lined with deer hair, feathers, and fibers from cottonwood, dandelion, willow, and cattail seeds.

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armadeus.4 a year ago

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing 🙂

Ava T-B
Ava T-B a year ago

What a wonderful spotting!

Ainsley Stinson
Ainsley Stinson a year ago

Beautiful spotting! Lovely bird!

Joseph R. Godreau
Joseph R. Godreau a year ago

I believe it is Dogwood Pollen, although I may be mistaken.

Does he have cotton in his mouth?

Joseph R. Godreau
Spotted by
Joseph R. Godreau

Ann Arbor Charter Township, Michigan, United States

Spotted on May 15, 2022
Submitted on May 16, 2022

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