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.


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