[Tweeters] Bushtit nest behavior question. Diaper removal?

Larry Schwitters leschwitters at me.com
Sun Jul 9 13:12:40 PDT 2017




> On Jul 9, 2017, at 10:56 AM, Barry Ulman <ubarry at qwest.net> wrote:

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> 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

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

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>> 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?

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>> 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/>

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>> Both parents at nest bring food.

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>> 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/>

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>>

>> Eric Ellingson

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