"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Flocks of lively bushtits are good for the garden

Bushtits will visit suet feeders. Photo by J.J. Meyer

Bushtits are year-round residents of Southern California. They are sprightly, social songbirds that twitter as they fly from bush to bush.  Almost always found in gregarious flocks, they move constantly, often hanging upside down to pick at insects or spiders on the undersides of leaves.

Flocks of these tiny songbirds sometimes mix with warblers, chickadees, and kinglets while foraging.

They weave a very unusual hanging nest, shaped like a soft pouch or sock, from moss, spider webs, and grasses.

Happy Birding!

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