I got a nuthatch! Well, actually, I got some pics of a couple of different nuthatches! And, I'm pretty excited... because they are as elusive ..maybe more so... than the chickadees.
Maybe it is male and female ..maybe there are different colourations... I'm not sure. Tomorrow ... I'll look up some birdie info on them... but, for now I just wanted to brag about them coming to check out my new feeder.
UPdate... I'm thinking the first guy is a Red Breasted Nuthatch... and, the lower one might be a White Breasted Nuthatch .. there... I think I've got it figured out.
They only seem to come around if other birds are there ...especially lots of sparrows. Maybe they like them to act as guard birds or something... warning about danger by flying off in a hurry if there is danger... and, seeing as I have plenty of sparrows around..it is noisy when they "flurry"....
The little nuthatches are so cute. Hanging off the side of the feeder..getting a seed and then off they fly to enjoy it. Much like the chickadees. They don't hang around and nibble their snacks like the sparrows do.
The sparrows are pigs... they jump on and off the little perches ... sitting and nibbling for a bit .. flying off for a drink...or to hop around on the ground and clean up little things that fell off when they were in their eating frenzy. In and out of the tree and the shrub and onto the feeder again... til they eat me out of house and home and then...sit on the patio wall looking at me through the window. Well, I feel like they are looking at me....
I bought a big bag of seeds today... $43.00 ... yikes! And, I looked at a winter bird water bowl... with a heater in it so they can have open water in the frigid weather. $104.00 .... sigh...... having fun with birds can start to add up.
Click on the pics to make 'em bigger and get close up and personal with a nuthatch... or two ... aren't they cute?
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