Do you remember the delightful duo of Nuthatches I told you about the other day? The ones who show a preference for the peanut pole?
Well, this week, their less common cousin has been hanging about – a Red-breasted Nuthatch.
It seems like this beautiful little bird will make an appearance for a season, and then disappear for several years, so it is always a treat when he shows up.
Unfortunately, his white-breasted kin hasn’t taken too kindly to his arrival and keeps trying to divebomb him off of the feeders. Apparently, he thinks this backyard isn’t big enough for the both of them!
The good news is that this red-breasted fellow doesn’t look like he is going to be easily deterred.
I hope he sticks around all winter and poses for many more photos!