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Old Thursday 8th November 2018, 22:49   #1
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Southern California Hanging Nest

Got some of these small greenish-yellow birds (about the size of a hummingbird. Maybe slightly larger) nesting in a pepper tree in the backyard. This is in Orange County, California. I've seen a whitish ring around the eye. They make a sort of peep sound. I think I saw some of them being a brownish gray color also. I assumed these where the males. The hanging nest looks sort of like a long patchwork beehive with a small hole near the top. I managed to get a photo of a bird emerging from the nest, but lighting isn't ideal. https://66.media.tumblr.com/ac1f98df...o3_r1_1280.jpg

Originally there were only a few, but now there is a huge group of them that seems to travel around together. I assume they're building nests again as I saw them foraging around in the trees today.

Based on what I found online, my guess was bushtit birds because they have the nest that looks the closest to it, but I haven't seen any pictures of green or yellow bushtit birds! I appreciate any help that anybody can offer. They're neat little birds.
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My guess is that it is possibly one of your Weavers. Hopefully one of our geniuses will come up with a name.

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https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Japanese_White-eye seems like a likely explanation

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The photo shows a Bushtit and its nest.
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Sorry, I thought it was a question without any media ...

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Old Friday 9th November 2018, 07:31   #6
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Thanks for the confirmation! Now that I think about it, I guess these are probably 2 different types of birds. The bushtit birds are the grayish brown ones that built the hanging nest, but I'm not sure still what kind the green birds are. I will try to get a few photos of them soon. They are almost the same size and shape of the brown and gray bushtit birds.
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Just barely managed to catch a snapshot of one of the green birds today. Not an ideal picture but maybe enough for an ID.
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Just barely managed to catch a snapshot of one of the green birds today. Not an ideal picture but maybe enough for an ID.
That is a Japanese White-eye, as njlarsen suggested.
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Cool thanks! I had suspected the previous answer had been right but thought I'd double check with a photo. Thanks for your help!
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