Nesting material


Nearly two weeks ago, I spotted a Townsend’s Warbler at the entrance of Kokanee Creek Park. OK, this is the season when this warbler is here. It seems to be collecting some nesting material. A day later and many kilometres away, I took a poor picture of a Yellow-rumped Warbler with what appeared to be the same material in its bill. 

But, what is this nesting material?

A Townsend’s Warbler with nesting material.


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6 Responses to Nesting material

  1. Stuart McKinnon says:

    Looks like the bird has picked up what the deer have been shedding!

  2. Karen Pidcock says:

    I’m thinking it’s some coarse hair from a large mammal (ungulate?)…what’s “poor” about the T. Warbler though? Clear as can be to me! Thanks!!

  3. Scott O'Donnell says:

    Looks like Elk rump hair.

  4. B. says:

    I’d be very pleased if I had taken that picture!

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