Bird nesting in our yard

by Megan Sheppard
(Moorpark, CA)

Bird sitting on the edge of its nest

Bird sitting on the edge of its nest

Bird sitting on the edge of its nest
Another image on its nest
Bird from above
Both birds before the partner was killed

This tiny bird was one of a pair we discovered in a nest in our avocado tree. Unfortunately its partner died. The bird is very small, maybe 3 inches long, and its beak is long and very straight. There are some iridescent green feathers on its back. We have not heard it make any noise. This bird spends most of its time huddled down in its nest; the first picture was actually the first time I saw it come out of the nest at all.


I'm thinking it's a type of wren perhaps?

We live in southern CA, just northwest of LA.

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Mar 27, 2017
tiny birds NEW
by: Anonymous

WE HAVE SEVERAL OF THESE TINY BIRDS IN OUR YARD. DONT KNOW WHAT KIND OF TREES PLANTED THERE BY THE LAKE, BUT THESE BIRDS ARE CONSTANTLY IN THESE TREES. I HAVE A HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER IN THE TREE BUT HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS TINY BIRD ANYWHERE NEAR IT, THUS LEADING ME TO BELIEVE ITS NOT A HUMMER.

Mar 25, 2017
bird nesting in our yard NEW
by: Brook

HI, Judy is right it is a little hummer. I would like to add that you will need to boil the water for 3 mins to get all the impurities out before you add the sugar.

Mar 24, 2017
Nesting Bird NEW
by: Judy-Seattle

I think you little nesting bird is a Hummingbird. Do you have a Hummingbird feeder? If not , buy one and fill it with a solution of 1/4 cup sugar dissolved in one cup of water. You don't need to add red food coloring. The red plastic on the feeder will attrack her. Then sit back and enjoy your new family of Hummers.

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