Bushtits are tiny, almost round, soft gray birds with long tails and stubby bills. They have slight brown tinges to the face and underneath.
- Psaltriparus minimus
- Length: 2.8-3.1 in (7-8 cm)
- Weight: 0.1-0.2 oz (4-6 g)
Bushtits live all year in the western US states.
Habitat And Diet
You can find Bushtits in open woodland or scrubby areas, parks, and backyards. Their diet includes insects and spiders, such as caterpillars, beetles, wasps, and ants.
Bushtits make unique hanging nests out of plant material and spider webs that hang down about a foot and may take a month to build.
Attract them to your yard by planting native shrubs and trees, and they may visit feeders filled with black oil sunflower seeds, suet, or mealworms from platform feeders.