Tiny birds in Southern California

by Julie
(Simi Valley, California)

We have the cutest little birds in our yard. They are very small, the size of a hummingbird, but with a round body, larger rounded head and short neck. I think they also have short beaks. They cluster in the trees and continuously hop around and chirp and sing. They are gray/brown. They're adorable. What kind of bird is this, any ideas?

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Apr 08, 2012
Cute little gray birds
by: Judy R.

I listened to the song of the bushtit, and ours is a longer song, more like a wren?? Any ideas?

Apr 08, 2012
Tiny Gray birds
by: Judy R.

We have them in Ojai too--I just noticed them last year! A couple is making a nest in a decorative gourd birdhouse hanging on the patio. They have a very pleasant song and are just adorable!

Mar 10, 2012
Simi Valley, California
by: Julie

Judy, I think you're right! I looked at the pictures and they look very similar. Thanks!

Mar 10, 2012
Tiny birds
by: Judy-Seattle

Julie, I can't be sure, but maybe these little birds are Bushtits. I started seeing them here in Seattle area about 3 yrs ago. Before then I had never seen them. They are small greyish brown birds that have no distinct markings. Suddenly, my suet cakes are covered with them. Then in a flash they scatter in all directions up into the trees.

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