[Tweeters] Bushtit nest behavior question. Diaper removal?
J Christian Kessler
1northraven at gmail.com
Sat Jul 8 10:32:19 PDT 2017
the technical term is fecal sack, but you got it exactly. great photos.
On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Eric Ellingson <abriteway at hotmail.com>
> In between both parents bring in food, odd objects were seen being removed
> from the nest.
> I'm assuming this is just processed hatchling food but wanted anyone
> else's feedback. Do other birds do this?
> The parents make a slight soft sound when approaching the nest but I've
> not heard anything from inside.
> Bushtit, female <https://flic.kr/p/WtUPQs>
> Removing diapers? A couple of these were removed in-between both parents
> bring food in. Any ideas on what this is other than nest cleaning?
> Both parents at nest bring food.
> Bushtit, male & female <https://flic.kr/p/WtUQ8m>
> Both busy foraging for food and bringing it to the nest.
> *Eric Ellingson*
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