I am a nine year-old photographer and birder, so I was excited to find my first Red-breasted Nuthatch nest. I waited in the heat with my camera poised, waiting for the perfect photo opportunity. When the mother came, I quickly clicked, and was rewarded with this photo.
Red-breasted nuthatch in woodpecker’s hole
This nuthatch took over a nest that was originally made by a woodpecker. It’s in an old, nearly-dead apricot tree and she cleaned it up a bit and had three chicks.