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White-breasted Nuthatch

Sitta carolinensis

Description:

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.

Notes:

I've seen this small bird several times at my feeder and finally got a couple shots of it.

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2 Comments

cmcdivit
cmcdivit 8 years ago

Thanks! I love the gentle chirp sound these birds make. Happy to have them around.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Nice!

cmcdivit
Spotted by
cmcdivit

Indiana, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011

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