Category Archives: Nuthatches

A Winter Warning?

It’s impossible to be in a bad mood while watching the antics of a Red-breasted Nuthatch. The spirited little birds feed in conifers and migrate when food is scarce, so I never know from year to year if they will … Continue reading

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It’s an Upside-Down World

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A Bright Spot in Winter

My favorite winter visitor is the Red-breasted Nuthatch. They are irruptive so they only winter here every couple of years. They migrate depending on the availability of conifer seeds in the northern forests. One appeared at my feeder last week … Continue reading

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It’s Just Not the Same

Fall migration has been much different this year. I haven’t seen any Fox Sparrows, and the White-crowned Sparrow and Eastern Towhee didn’t return to my yard either. Even the Robins were scarce. I have plenty of Juncos. They are crazy … Continue reading

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Sayonara, Summer

When the birds start returning to the feeders it’s time to admit that summer is on its last legs.

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It’s Your Turn to Count Birds!

Do you have time to help the birds today? Today is the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Anyone can participate, and it’s free. All you have to do is count the birds you see in your backyard … Continue reading

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Upside-Down Dining

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The Napping Nuthatch

Probably my favorite backyard bird is the Red-breasted Nuthatch. About once every three years, they arrive in my yard in late fall and stay for the entire winter. They are very tame and always comical. I spotted this little guy … Continue reading

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The View from Back Here: White Breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatches have cute little rust-colored rumps and ham hocks.

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Making a Run for it

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