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White-breasted Nuthatches have made my Oak Trees their home this past year.  There are a small flock here.  They sure do enjoy quickly grabbing a snack of Millet or Sunflower Seed from the bird feeder.  They fly fast from the Oak to the feeder, take a seed, then they perch on the porch railing and eat the seed or crack the Sunflower Seed’s shell.  They are chatty birds with a woodpecker-like habit of calling out a thin, high, “Chif-chif” sound.  They are also woodpecker-like in that they have very long, curved, strong claws on their toes.  The nuthatches use the claws to hold fast to the bark of the trees when upside down, sideways or even upright.  They are amusingly acrobatic!  I took these pictures on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 in my yard.  So sorry for the late post – computer maintenance was being done earlier on my system.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "A White-breasted Nuthatch at the Bird Feeder" (5)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    so cute. wish i’d see them around here. very rarely – like once every few years – do i catch a glimpse.

  2. Very pretty little thing! I just checked and they are supposed to be in our area but I’ve not seen one, just the red-breasted ones.

    • Hi Montucky, I have never seen a Red-breasted Nuthatch. I imagine that they are similar in characteristics, if not in looks. Have a fabulous Friday tomorrow!

  3. Nice post and pic’s of the nuthatch. The Nuthatches are another one of my favorites. Hope you are having a great weekend.

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