The Return of Traffic Light Bird

Remember Traffic Light Bird? Absent for most of last year, I’m happy to report that it’s back this spring:

Traffic Light Bird Returns!


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Dave on June 2, 2010 - 19:48 Permalink

It probably has a nest in the opening of one of the structural pipes of the light post.

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Rob on June 3, 2010 - 19:34 Permalink

Dave is right. The end of the lower horizontal boom is open; a perfect nesting area. I see birds going in and coming out of these all over town.

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Jstew on April 22, 2011 - 22:22 Permalink

I find it fascinating how birds can adapt to the human realities around them. This photo(great capture, btw) reminds me of a documentary film I saw about a certain type of amazon parrot(i’ll have to look it up) adapting to life in San Francisco.

From what I remember, these birds multiplied into the hundreds and have thrived in the Bay Area for many years. It’s easy to forget that birds are constantly around us in our urban environments until we see them nesting in unique places. I’ll often be going about my day and catch a nest on top of an exit sign in my building or under an awning. I don’t know why it catches me by surprise, but I’m always amazed at these animals insistence on doing what ever it takes to breed. Birds, they are quite brave.