There are plenty of places my backyard birds can choose to visit when they arrive in search of a little sustenance, but the Nuthatches show a definite preference for the peanut pole.
The peanut pole is simply a tree limb we found while out on a hike with the Labramutts that “we” (go ahead and read “hubby”) turned into a homemade feeder. It already had a notch at the top that was perfect for stashing a handful of nuts. Then, when we got it home, “we” (go ahead and read “hubby” again) drilled three holes in the side to make it even more serviceable.
I have a perch set up by the lowest hole for those birds that want a little sit down dining.
Typically though, this is a fast food, grab-and-go style eatery, so if you want to snap a photo you have to be quick about it. Otherwise, the perfect picture you were hoping for…
…turns into a blur of flying feathers.
This duo of Nuthatches, both the Brown-headed…
…and the White-breasted…
…are crazy about the peanut pole, and to tell you the truth, I’m pretty crazy about them. That sounds like a winning combination to me!
7 thoughts on “A Preference for the Peanut Pole”
Nuthatches are beautiful birds and your photos are great!
Aren’t they fun to watch?!
Nut pole? You spoil the birds rotten. No wonder you have so many — not that I blame you, of course. Who wouldn’t spoil them a little for the joy they give.
Only a nut case would have a nut pole, eh? But hey, perfectly sane is so overrated. 🙂
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