White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch7405Shortly after my Pileated Woodpecker showed up the other day, so too did the rest of the neighborhood. Soon the trees were filled with woodpeckers of all shapes and sizes, mostly Downey Woodpeckers and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, and there were also a couple of White-breasted Nuthatches. Meep meep meep, said the nuthatches as they crawled around on a limb directly overhead. Initially I thought they stopped by to see the humongous woodpecker or to see if I had any peanuts, but no, I quickly realized they were there to pluck peanuts from under the bark where they have been stashing them all winter!

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