[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.

Chris Kessler
Seattle

On Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Eric Ellingson <abriteway at hotmail.com>
wrote:


> 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.

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> https://flic.kr/p/WtUPQs

> 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?

> <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericellingson/35759117606/>

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> Both parents at nest bring food.

>

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> https://flic.kr/p/WtUQ8m

> Bushtit, male & female <https://flic.kr/p/WtUQ8m>

> Both busy foraging for food and bringing it to the nest.

> <https://www.flickr.com/photos/ericellingson/35759118586/>

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> *Eric Ellingson*

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