An American Bushtit along South Bay Trail


Herald reporter John Stark, an avid birder, spotted an American Bushtit in its nest along the South Bay Trail while on a walk to Boulevard Park Thursday, March 21. This morning, he took photographer Colin Diltz along on a walk to get this shot.

The bushtit makes its unusual nest – John described as a “long green sock” – from lichen and other woodsy materials. The nest is suspended from a single blackberry cane that dangles down close to the trail.

Photo by Colin Diltz | The Bellingham Herald


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