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.