This is a cardinal nest, found and photographed by Becky Field of Orono. It's not woven like an oriole nest nor held together with mud like a robin's. Cardinals build by poking sticks and, here, pine needles into a mass that is held together by the friction of the components. It would be hidden deep in a bush or a tangle of vines.

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