Nesting titmouses: Days 1 & 2 – Building a mattress of moss

Our favorite nesting box (we made it out of an ancient piece of hollow live oak root) now has tenants. A pair of titmouses has claimed it and the female has been busy for 2 days bringing in moss to create a soft, warm mattress for the nest cup.

We will be following the titmouses’ progress while they build their nest and, we hope, lay eggs and raise their chicks. Watch this space!



    1. Thank you, Marilyn! We are having a lot of fun with the slow motion. Mama is back in there today, adding even more moss. We’re starting to wonder if there will be room for the chicks.


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