This White-breasted Nuthatch came to the bird feeder on Sunday morning. It then flew up to the porch railing to crack open the Sunflower Seed that it had taken from the feeder. I am always amazed at the dexterity of these tiny grey black and white birds with their long pointed bill. They also use their long claws to grab-on to the wooden porch railings, posts, and the bark of trees.
This little guy lives with its mate in a hole in one of the pond-side Oaks not far from the feeder. If they can, most birds will try to live close to a favored source of food. Apparently, the birds like the general mix of white Millet and Black Oil Sunflower Seed in my feeder. That mix is inexpensive (a good thing since I go through a lot of it). i took the picture from inside my living room window on Jan. 20, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!