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White-Breasted Nuthatches

I took these pictures of the little White-Breasted Nuthatch in my yard on February 17, 2012, and again on February 18, 2012.  The tiny birds were walking all around small branches of  large Oaks next to the pond.  White-Breasted Nuthatches live here in the Oaks.  They find small hollowed out spots in the trunks of the trees and make themselves at home.  These birds are white with grey backs and heads.  They have slender pointed bills that they use to find insects and seeds to eat.  They also enjoy eating berries, and some fruits.  The White-Breasted Nuthatches make a sound that is quite similar to the sounds that the Red-Bellied Woodpeckers make, a rapid-fire “chiff-chiff-chiff-chiff” that is thin, and soft. The nuthatches have discovered my newly installed bird feeder near my porch.  I am always happy to see the White-Breasted Nuthatches out and about!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  I sure hope you’ll enjoy these pictures of the acrobats in action!

Comments on: "White-Breasted Nuthatches" (6)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    very pretty little guys. i wish we got more of them here!

    • Hi TexWisGirl, They are very pretty birds and they have discovered the recently installed bird feeder here in the yard. Our snow is nearly all melted and it is a sunny warmer day today. Brief snow is nice though. Have a great day today!

  2. Love the nuthatches, they are so cute. Even their little sounds are cute. Great post and photos.

  3. They are the cutest! And I wish I was that nimble!

  4. Hi LInda, The snow has all melted except in the shady spots… And the sky was a gorgeous blue today…. Loved seeing the snow –but the blue sky is wonderful too…. Glad you have your feeders up now… It won’t take long for all of the little birdies to find them…. Love your Nuthatches…

    Hugs,
    Betsy

  5. Nuthatches sure do like feeders, don’t they! Didn’t take them long!

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