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Common Name:Bushtit
Scientific Name:Psaltriparus minimus
Area:Lower Deschutes River Trail, Oregon
Date:March 12, 2004

Bushtits at 4 - 4 1/2 inches are one of the smallest and busiest birds that you will see. A long tail and very drab coloring are helpful clues to making an identification. They are prone to travel in flocks and are easily attached to suet feeders in large numbers. They build a sock like hanging nest made out of moss, twigs, lichen, feathers, and spider web, with an opening at the top.

Salem Audubon Nature Reserve - Salem, Oregon - - - April 16, 2014

Reference:Western Birds by Peterson / The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds / Birds of Oregon by Burrows & Gilligan / Peterson Field Guides Western Birds' Nests by Harrison
Link:Trip Journal - Lower Deschutes River Hike