lberghol:Curious Red Breasted Nuthatch is curious!…

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

lberghol:

Curious Red Breasted Nuthatch is curious! #redbreastednuthatch #redbreasted #nuthatch #nycaudubon #nycnature #nycparks #nycbirds #bird #birding #brooklynbirding #brooklyn #greenwoodcemetery #spring #migration #urbanbirding #urbanwildlife #nycwildlife #audubon #wildnyc #wildlifenyc (at Green-Wood Cemetery)

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thalassarche: Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) – photo…

Friday, April 14th, 2017

thalassarche:

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) – photo by Matthieu Soudet

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renatagrieco: January 4, 2017 – Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta…

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

renatagrieco:

January 4, 2017 – Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

These nuthatches are found throughout the United States and much of southern Canada. They eat mostly insects during the summer, switching to conifer seeds in the winter, which they sometimes cache earlier in the year. Pairs excavate nest cavities, often in aspen trees, with females doing more of the excavation work while males bring them food. They line the cavities with grass, bark, pine needles, fur, and feathers. Both parents apply conifer resin around the entrance to the nests, sometimes using strips of bark to carry the sap. This probably helps to protect the nest from predators or competing birds.

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fatchance: Red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis), at the…

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

fatchance:

Red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis), at the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve in Portsmouth, Virginia. 

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werspicey:Red-breasted NuthatchA rarity for me. First one I have…

Friday, February 10th, 2017

werspicey:

Red-breasted Nuthatch

A rarity for me. First one I have seen this year at the suet. Pretty lady I believe.

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rimcarthur: red-breasted nuthatch. by Ric McArthur Via…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

red-breasted nuthatch.

rimcarthur:

red-breasted nuthatch. by Ric McArthur

Via Flickr:

An occasional visitor to the yard he comes and goes in a blur.

Sitta canadensis

The Red-breasted Nuthatch collects resin globules from coniferous trees and plasters them around the entrance of its nest hole. It may carry the resin in its bill or on pieces of bark that it uses as an applicator. The male puts the resin primarily around the outside of the hole while the female puts it around the inside. The resin may help to keep out predators or competitors. The nuthatch avoids the resin by diving directly through the hole.

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teleos: Whitemud Nature Reserve, December 2014 on Flickr.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

teleos:

Whitemud Nature Reserve, December 2014 on Flickr.

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iamgettingbetteratthislife: Red Breasted Nuthatch by Chris…

Monday, January 30th, 2017

iamgettingbetteratthislife:

Red Breasted Nuthatch by Chris Gidney on Flickr

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verybluebirdy: i drew this as a thank you gift a while back….

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

verybluebirdy:

i drew this as a thank you gift a while back. it’s a red-breasted nuthatch because this year has been crazy for this species…so many o___o

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birbventures: Who’s this? Who’s this? This is a Red-Breasted…

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

birbventures:

Who’s this? Who’s this?

This is a Red-Breasted Nuthatch! Heard a flock of them outside and rushed for my camera to see who it was. First time seeing them and they’re very neat! So tiny too.

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It actually had slipped my mind. But a while ago @snailkites…

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

It actually had slipped my mind. But a while ago @snailkites offered to send anyone who asked a sketch of a bird of their choice, and I asked for a red-breasted nuthatch.

Fast forward to today, when I received an envelope from an address I didn’t recognize. It featured cool red-breasted nuthatch postage, contained a card with a red-breasted nuthatch on the outside, and when I opened it up there was a lovely note and the original red-breasted nuthatch sketch you see above!

In conclusion, @snailkites is the literal best. Thank you!

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