White-breasted Nuthatch

There’s something about a bird with food that makes me smile, more so when it’s a White-breasted Nuthatch. I tapped on the back door the other day and apparently nobody was hungry. “Maybe I feed them too much,” I thought while tapping louder. Still no critters in sight, “You ungrateful little- hey!” That’s when I realized my nuthatch pal had been there the whole time, right next to the door. The light was good so I grabbed my camera and took a few shots. He was such a good boy, waiting there patiently for a snack, but I could sense he was about to lose it. I flung the door open just in the nick of time and put some peanuts out, then all was forgiven! Don’t ever keep a nuthatch waiting for a nut.

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