unusual bird nest

Does anyone know what type of bird would inhabit this nest. It was in the middle of an Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius. The plant was in a bad way and when we removed it this was in the middle. The nest appears to be made of lichens, but the inside was completely stuffed with feathers.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,932

    The photo was taken 4th May 2008. There were no eggs or chicks in the nest.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,713
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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,636

    It looks like a long tailed tits nest to me and is similar to some nests I knew to be theirs.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,713

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,713

    Snap Punkdoc image

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,636

    Great minds. It must be because we are both retired.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,713

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,932

    We do get a lot of long tailed tits, and  that is the only nest of that type we have found in the garden. They usually spend a lot of time on the feeders.

     Thanks everyone.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,713

    I've watched them in the early spring, creeping up and down the trunks of the ash trees, and also on the walls of our house, finding tiny spiders' webs in the crevices and crannies and especally under the windowsills, to weave into their collection of lichens and mosses before they stuff the nest with feathers - it's such a remarkable nest image

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