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Retired archaeologist, now spends time volunteering at the Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD. I've been a birdwatcher most of my life.
Laurel, MDSign In to follow
"Funny" story about this one - I had had the White-breasted Nuthatch in the yard for a while, and hadn't really paid close attention. Then I noticed that one's breast seemed a little redder than others, but not nearly as red as the Red-breasted Nuthatch in the guide books. It was really much more buff than red. Then I took a look back through pictures from about a month earlier, and sure enough, my little Red-breasteds had been around for a while! Teaches me to not just assume about the species because one is more common and has been around for a while!
Conor - yay! You'll love it!
Pauline, they were there when I got there. I was looking for the Eastern Towhee, and to see what waterfowl there were. I didn't see them until I had been there for a little while, since I couldn't really see them until I walked up to the closed sign on the bridge.
It was amazing. At first, I thought there were two - the big one, and one little one. It was upon reviewing the first few pictures I could see the second little one's head behind the first one. I was then able to get other angles where they were both showing more clearly.