[Tweeters] Re: Bushtit nest behavior question. Diaper removal?

Barry Ulman ubarry at qwest.net
Sun Jul 9 10:56:10 PDT 2017


In the top photo, the adult bird seems to be removing a fecal sack from the nest. I believe this is commonly done by nesting birds.

Barry Ulman



> On 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 <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/>

>

> Both parents at nest bring food.

>

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

>

>

>

> Eric Ellingson


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