Red-Breasted Nuthatch

My first sighting of a red-breasted nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch nest in tree cavity at Carburn Park

Nest was in a cavity in a dead tree. Observed female bringing insects to the nest and feeding a young. Do not know how many young there were or if they fledged or not.

Fall Feeders Birds

Fall is probably my favorite season, the crisp fall air, bright yellow, orange, red leaves, and the migration of birds. Even though these birds are not migrating bird in our area, I still love to watch them peck at the feeder till it’s empty. I can remember the first time I saw a white, breasted nuthatch, I call them “Ninja Birds “, because they would run up our feeder post, then look from side to side, then grab a treat. And the sweet call of the chickadees calling. Every year I’ve tried and tried to hold sunflowers out and have a “chick” land on me.
And this fall I finally did it! The “chick” was so curious. So be it the fall air, the morning hikes, or the migrating birds, I love fall!

Chickadees and Nuthatchs fighting over nesting cavity

Pygmy Nuthatchs found this nesting cavity first then Red-breasted Nuthatchs toke over then Black-capped Chickadees toke over.

Nature’s Finest

Backyard snapshots

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology