One day we drove down to the nearby ponds, hoping to see some newly hatched Canada Geese - something caught my eye in a Flowering Quince bush. This cute little Bushtit was busy building or tidying up the nest. It was hard to get a good photo - as she hopped in and out so fast.
She was using spider webs to fasten the nest to the branches of the bush.
Lots of moss and lichens went into building the nest.
The nest is very long - like a sock - so I couldn't see if there were any eggs or babies in it - though I doubt there were babies, as the mother was not bringing any food in, only materials for nest building.
We stopped by on a different day - that was rather rainy - but didn't see the little bird.
We'll keep going back - this is only a few blocks from our house.