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The White-breasted Nuthatch

This White-breasted Nuthatch was eating at the bird feeder next to my porch with several other little birds.  There are a resident pair of White-breasted Nuthatches that live in one of the large Red Oaks next to the pond here.  They are interesting small birds,  They have a long pointed bill, long sharp claws and a white and grey color scheme.  They chirp a bit and behave in similar ways to the Red-bellied Woodpeckers and the Downy Woodpeckers, but are not woodpeckers themselves.  They use those long claws to help themselves walk up, down, and upside down on the trunks and branches of trees.  They are quite acrobatic.  I took these pictures on Sept. 29, 2012 from my living room window.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "The White-breasted Nuthatch" (8)

  1. Cute little guys, aren’t they, Linda? Our Tufted Titmice and Nuthatches are always the first birds to come back to the feeders after they have been taken down for awhile (like on our trip)….
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, I don’t have a lot of variety of bids here but the faithful ones right now are the House Finches, Titmice, Nuthatches, Chickadees, Doves, and Canada Geese. Glad your Nuthatches adn Titmice are really good about trying again once the feeder comes back full. Have a wonderful day today. Frost a possibility over the weekend or early next week. Watch the weather for your plants in the yard.

  2. TexWisGirl said:

    so cute. 🙂

  3. They are great yard birds, I love to watch them. Cute shots!

  4. They are wonderful birds! I’ve found them to be among the friendliest.

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