Insect-eaters in the summer, Red-breasted Nuthatches (Sitta canadensis) enjoy the finer flavors of pine tree seeds during these winter months. While less common than their larger cousins, the white-breasted nuthatches are growing more and more plentiful. Interestingly, these tiny and acrobatic birds line the openings to their nest cavities with sticky conifer resin to thwart predator advances. They themselves are able to enter by simply diving through the tree hole...screaming "bullseye!" as they do. Okay, that very last bit isn't true.
Backyard bird keeping me company today—wish my windows were cleaner! #nuthatch
It’s a busy morning at the feeder. Drinking my coffee and watching the busy activity is a perfect way to slowly wake up.
White-Breasted Nuthatch having lunch 🌲🐦❄️
A nuthatch on a moody day 🌧 🍂🍁
I still have plenty of photos to upload from yesterday but I had to post this photo of a little nuthatch I spotted. He was so cute! I’d never actually seen one before so it took me a few minutes to realise what it was. He was just so fluffy!🌲