Day 208: White-breasted Nuthatch

“A common feeder bird with clean black, gray, and white markings, White-breasted Nuthatches are active, agile little birds with an appetite for insects and large, meaty seeds. They get their common name from their habit of jamming large nuts and acorns into tree bark, then whacking them with their sharp bill to “hatch” out the seed from the inside. White-breasted Nuthatches may be small but their voices are loud, and often their insistent nasal yammering will lead you right to them.” To hear what a Nuthatch sounds like click here

21 thoughts on “Day 208: White-breasted Nuthatch

  1. Nice photo (as always) Jackie. Did you take it recently? We’ve not seen our European version for a while. He or she has been around during the winter, but I think it’s about a week or two since we’ve seen it. That could be because we’re not putting as much bird food out now (as the local shop has stopped selling it ! 😦 )

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    • Yes! I live next to a wooded area where I see not only nuthatches but also tufted titmouses. This time of year is very busy in birdland. 😉 It’s a shame the local shop has stopped selling bird food. 😦

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  2. Such a gorgeous little bird Jackie and you captured it perfectly! I went and listened to its calls as well. So interesting. Thanks for sharing the link and this lovely post. 😀 ♥

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    • Thanks so much, Sophia! ❤ I'm so glad you enjoyed the post. I have to be careful when I listen to any bird songs online – it drives my cat crazy looking for the birds. 😉

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