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Late Nesting of Cedar Waxwing

J. Thomas Fraser
Publication Information
Journal: 
Condor
Volume: 
28
Issue: 
4 (July-August)
Section: 
From Field and Study
Year: 
1926
Pages: 
173

Late Nesting of Cedar Waxwing

While looking over my hunting grounds, on August 23, 1924, I was surprised to come upon a Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) sitting on two incubated and two infertile eggs. The nest was seven feet up in a myrtle tree. It was composed of coarse grass and weeds and was lined with fine dry grass and hair that hung in a slovenly manner over the edge of the nest. A few dry leaves had apparently fallen into the nest.

The eggs were bluish-gray, marked with spots of sepia and dark purple. A further search disclosed two more nests, both with young. All three were in myrtle trees within the limits of this city.

J. Thomas Fraser

Eureka, California, February 15, 1926

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