[Tweeters] Hummingbird nest material

THOMAS BENEDICT benedict.t at comcast.net
Wed Feb 9 16:41:28 PST 2022

So would synthetics work better? I know cotton is not recommended for human outdoor gear because it holds onto water. Maybe the same thing for hummingbirds?

Tom Benedict
Seahurst, WA

> On 02/09/2022 4:01 PM Constance Sidles <constancesidles at gmail.com> wrote:


> Dear Mike, it's best not to use dryer lint for nesting material because when it gets wet, it gets soggy and cold, which is bad for eggs and nestlings. - Connie, Seattle


> csidles at constancypress.com


> > On Feb 9, 2022, at 3:17 PM, Mike Wagenbach <wagen at uw.edu> wrote:

> >

> > Is it OK to put out dryer lint for birds to pick up for nesting? Ours is probably mostly cotton.

> >

> > Mike Wagenbach

> > Seattle

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