feeder birds.

ID please!birds at feeder.

we put up our suet feeders in the winter,and then we participate in the great backyard bird count.In febuarary

Nuthatch in a Bluebird House

Nuthatch feeding young in a bluebird house.

Resourceful Nuthatch

I have several bluebird houses that frequently attract other species including this white breasted nuthatch. The nesting site is about 10ft off the ground with several small branches suitable for perching nearby. The bird skipped between perches before entering the house to feed its young.

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!

Warbler Galore! (Big Birding Day Part 2)

Sorry for the not-so-great pictures. Aside from the three kinds of warblers, I saw a European Starling, two Ospreys, robins, crows, Tree Swallows, Black-capped Chickadees, Downy Woodpeckers, and White-breasted Nuthatches.

Bluebird Trail

Male bringing in food for female nuthatch

Male white breasted nuthatch bringing in food for female on the nest. He was a little nervous of my presence.

White Breasted Nuthatch nest 2017

this is the second time a pair of white breasted nuthatches have used the same nest box on a tree in my parents back yard. They nested in 2016 and was successful and now a 2017 nest.

Dad feeding White-breasted Nuthatch chicks

Both parents have been very busy bringing food all day long. They still scent mask the box and tree every evening before settling in for the night.

Cross-Species Feeding!

An adult Downy Woodpecker feeding a fledgling Nuthatch!

White-Breasted Nuthatches building their nest.

They were busy last week adding bark and materials in the nesting box. The male has spent an excessive (bordering on compulsive) amount of time scent masking the box and tree.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology