Date: 6/19/18 5:49 pm From: Esther M Key <emkok...> Subject: Re: cedar waxwing nesting record
We were at the Bicentennial State Park recently and discovered it has been closed and a gate prevents entry.
Esther Key OKC
On 6/18/2018 8:24 AM, Lawrence Herbert wrote: > I found a cedar waxwing nest on 7 June, 1997, at Bicentennial State > Park, Ottawa County, OK. > It was 8 meters high in a sycamore tree, well out on a horizontal limb. > The record was published in the OOS Bull., Vol. 30, number 4, in Dec., > 1997. > It was under the General Notes heading. > The nest appeared to be about half complete. Here's a quote from the > note: > "The birds were using pieces of the sycamore's paper-thin outer bark > and dead > grass-like stems of ragweed (Ambrosia sp.) for nesting material. I > observed one bird pass > a thin stem to the other, bill to bill, and the recepient used this > stem to line the nest." > They were silent during my observation time 0800 to 0845. > When I returned on 26 June the nest was gone but there were some > waxwings in the > vicinity. > The record also made the 2004 OK Breeding Bird Atlas, pp 344-345. > > Larry, in Joplin > Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> <mailto:<certhia13...> > 6-18-18.