Down the Hatch.
The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a common sight at many a North American bird feeder, particularly when suet cakes are offered. These birds--which manage to be both handsome and cute at the very same time--are unique characters. For instance, they spend much of their time on tree trunks, seeking out insectile prey. They are occasionally mistaken for small woodpeckers, but can be distinguished readily through their coloration and their habit of traversing tree trunks upside-down. In fact, it has an elongated rear toe/claw used to traverse down trees. Even its beak is angled at a slight upward curve, to help it excavate buggy treats!