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The Nuthatch

There are several White-Breasted Nuthatches here that live in the Oak grove that is next to the little farm pond.  These tiny birds are a lovely grey, white and black with a long pointed bill and appealing eyes.  They behave a lot like woodpeckers do but are not actually a woodpecker.  They eat seeds, nuts and occasional insects.  They make a thin high trill that is slightly like a Downy Woodpecker’s trill.  The White-Breasted Nuthatches here will often fly from the Oaks to the bird feeder, and will even wait patiently on the porch railing if there are larger birds eating.

The nuthatches will sometimes eat with the Brown-Headed Cow Birds, the House Finches, and the Northern Cardinals, but dislike the male Red-Winged Blackbirds.  I took these pictures on April 17, 2012 and again on April 28, 2012 in my yard and from my living room window.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "The Nuthatch" (6)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    such cuties. 🙂

    • Hi TexWisGirl, They have friendly personalities but are still wild and wary of people. They are cuties, I highly agree! : )
      Have a fabulous Sunday tomorrow!

  2. They are just adorable! The red-wingeds must be awful bullies, and I believe you said something to that effect awhile ago.

  3. They are sure cute. I think they aspire to be woodpeckers. They have drilled more holes in our old garage than anything else.

  4. I love the Nuthatches, they are cute. Great captures.

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