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Brown-headed nuthatch

Sitta pusilla


The nuthatches, which may keep mates for several years and which sometimes have "helpers" (adults who assist in tending a nest), had this nest for at least two years running. Unfortunately, the nest was destroyed a few weeks later; it is uncertain if it was by a raccoon or predator, a storm or something else.


Jordan Lake

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Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Glad you enjoyed the blog, Ava! I hope to find their nest in the same area next year. Thanks for your nice comments, James!

James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago

Love the transition from image #3 to image #4....awesome series Maria

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Nice blog. Sad about the snag being broken.

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Thank you, Ava. It was so interesting that I wrote a blog about their nesting this year.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Delightful series.

Maria dB
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Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Apr 5, 2015
Submitted on Jun 15, 2015

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