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White-breasted Nuthatches are here in my Oaks once in a while.  They are such cuties!  Acrobatic, nimble, chatty and totally sweet, they are especially nice to have around.  These little grey, white and black birds are able to creep and crawl on the bark of large trees and can climb even upside down!  The White-breasted Nuthatches are insect eaters but do enjoy seeds and nuts as well.  The Nuthatches make a sound that is a little softer than that of the Red-bellied Woodpecker, a high-pitched “Chiff-chiff-chiff” (at least that is my recollection of the sound).  I took the top picture in November and the three bottom photographs last week.  This week it seems like the only birds here are the Starlings and the Bluebirds (Crows this AM too).  We will see.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "The Little White-breasted Nuthatches" (13)

  1. Sorry that this is later than usual. I got distracted and mistakenly thought I had posted when I had not done so. : ) Wildlifewatcher.

  2. so very jealous you get to enjoy these beauties! i’ve seen so very few here!

  3. What beautiful little birds and I hope you get to see them again soon. We’ve not seen any here this winter yet.

  4. The Wb Nuthatches are cute birds and a lot of fun to watch. Wonderful post and photos.

  5. Oh LInda, they are gorgeous… I love the little Nuthatches… They come to our feeders off and on all day long.. In fact, I was sweeping the deck this morning and one flew over my head to get to one of the feeders. He was just chattering and chattering when he flew around… It was as if he was talking to me.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, Interesting! I think that you are right in saying that the Nuthatches are gregarious little birds. I believe these birds like people and are curious about us. Have a super good day tomorrow!

  6. These are one of the most common birds at our feeders…I never get tired of watching them!

  7. I see that thy inhabit Montana, but all I see are the red-breasted ones and they are among my favorite birds. They are here all year and enjoy the sunflower seeds that we always have out for all of the birds.

    • Hi Montucky, I think both types are quite similar in habits from what I have read about them. Glad you have the Nuthatches there. Sunflower seeds are a popular choice for feeding the Nuthatches and almost all others that eat seed. Have a really outstanding Tuesday tomorrow!

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