Monday, January 12, 2015

White-breasted Nuthatches (Sitta carolinensis): Back Again!

January 12th, 2015. The White-Breasted Nuthatches were latecomers to the log feeder last winter; we didn’t see them until February. Last weekend, I spotted two of them on the trunk of a tree some distance from the feeders. And then one of them came directly to the tree near the log feeder and then to the feeder itself. It stayed for only a minute or so and then was gone. However, at least one of them has returned several times. They are similar to Carolina Chickadees but their colors are ‘sharper’ and they make their way down the trunks of trees head-first. 

These are photos that I took last winter. I had to sit for hours for them to come to the feeder and then hope they would pose.

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