Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
It's no secret that I love both the white-breasted and red-breasted nuthatches, both of which are frequent visitors to our peanut feeder. But when I see them some place else I get doubly excited. I saw this red-breasted nuthatch in a Whitby, Ontario, bird sanctuary...and apparently this variety is not often seen there. Hmmm. What's common in one area may be quite unusual somewhere else...and not that far away, either.
Wondering: Is that CameraGirl again???
This red-breasted nuthatch is often at our feeder and so friendly that I can almost reach out and touch it. Clearly it believes it ought not nip the hand that feeds it!
At our peanut feeder
This nuthatch stays here all year long so I'm sure I'll be featuring it again during the winter months.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE