Friday, June 6, 2008

Red and White Breasted Nuthatch

Birds common to ROFL. The White Breasted Nuthatch in a year-round resident of ROLF and frequents feeders in the winter. The nest about 20' up in an old dead hollow tree. The are often referred to as the "upside down bird" as they spent most of their time going down trees head first. They also have a distinctive call "Yank, Yank, Yank", "Yank, Yank".

The Red Breasted Nuthatch usually nest a little further north but is common during migration where they may spent the winter in southern Missouri; also frequenting feeders. Like Chickadees they can be taught to eat from your hand with lots of patience.

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