Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Thursday April 16,2020 N is for Nuthatch !

2020 A to Z Challenge !
N is for Red-breasted Nuthatch ! 

An intense bundle of energy at your feeder, Red-breasted Nuthatches are tiny, active birds of north woods and western mountains. These long-billed, short-tailed songbirds travel through tree canopies with chickadees, kinglets, and woodpeckers but stick to tree trunks and branches, where they search bark furrows for hidden insects. Their excitable yank-yank 
calls sound like tiny tin horns being 
honked in the treetops. 
The Red-breasted Nuthatch collects resin globules from coniferous trees and plasters them around the entrance of its nest hole. It may carry the resin in its bill or on pieces of bark that it uses as an applicator. The male puts the resin primarily around the outside of the hole while the female puts it around the inside. The resin may help to keep out predators or competitors. The nuthatch avoids the resin by diving directly through the hole.
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  1. Pretty little bird, it's what he is doing with resin!
    N is for Nature

  2. We don't get red-breasted nuthatches in the UK, although we get the Eurasian nuthatch. Would love to see one!
    Not So Sweet Toffee

  3. I never knew that about nuthatches! It's another bird I should have seen, but don't remember ever having done so.

  4. They look so so tiny!!

    N is for dog-Napped

  5. Not one i was familiar with, they are fascinating!

  6. I love nuthatches. There are a lot around here. Did you know that nuthatches only go in one direction on trees (can't remember if it is up or down) and brown creepers (a tiny bird that has a similar diet) only goes in the opposite direction? Nature is a work of art and magic as it meshes life into ecosystems.

  7. Kathe,

    Many apologizes for the late visit. I'm playing catch up. I'm so off-kilter this year's blog fest. What a strange month! This is a new-to-me birdie. What a pretty lil feathered friend!