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