Thursday, January 30, 2014

The White-breasted Nuthatch is back

   Before the New Year we had had quite a few regular birds arriving on a daily basis in Bird Alley, and then we had a mild period in our weather and we saw a decrease in the number of species visiting our feeders.  The little Tree Sparrows have since returned.  ; and yesterday during the afternoon I spied a White-breasted Nuthatch feeding in the Alley.  My last sighting of a Nuthatch had been on December 27th, 2013, so Happy New Year little bird and welcome back!
Shown above is a White-breasted Nuthatch feeding at the peanut feeder with a Black-capped Chickadee
Please do return, White-breasted and encourage your little cousin, Red-breasted Nuthatch to do the same. The little Song Sparrow, which had been a previous regular is now showing up again quite often.  The photo below of Song Sparrow was taken yesterday.

                  I have noticed the past couple of days a few Starlings are braving a visit to Bird Alley.  Previously we have  only seen them at a distance but now it is nice to see them close by so I am able to take  a few photos of them.
And we haven't seen a Cardinal since December 6th., 2013 , so I am scanning Bird Alley daily for that flash of red which will tell me of their return.  Soon I hope!


Pamela Gordon said...

I haven't seen a nuthatch here in a couple of years but we had several starlings during the thaw a couple weeks ago. Lots of chickadees and goldfinches, downy woodpeckers and red squirrels are hanging around. Enjoy!

eileeninmd said...

The Nuthatch and chickadee are cute birds and fun feeder birds. And the Song Sparrow is pretty. I hope your cardinals return! Happy Weekend!

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