A Tiny Trio

A trio of Nuthatches arrived as soon as I went outside to replenish the peanuts and lather up the branches with some Bark Butter this afternoon. I think they were hoping for some protein since the temperature was dropping and rain is in the forecast.

There was a Brown-headed Nuthatch, who is a frequent feeder in the backyard.

There was a White-breasted Nuthatch, who is also a regular.

And there was a Red-breasted Nuthatch, who recently arrived to enjoy a bit of warmer weather for the winter.

All three types of Nuthatches make squeaky, tub-toy chirps as they hop about. They are curious little birds that don’t seem the least bit concerned by my presence – especially if I come bearing peanuts!

Last winter, I had a Nuthatch eat out of my hand…who knows, maybe I’ll get a repeat performance this year.

18 thoughts on “A Tiny Trio

  1. Would you please send the Red-breated Nuthatch to my backyard for a little while? πŸ™‚
    Thank you Kathy, great shots!

    1. Me too. Our white breasted nuthatches are busy daily diners now, but have never seen the others here in western NC. How special they are!

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