Posted by: atowhee | August 5, 2019


I know that our local Red-breasted Nuthatches are given to hoarding.  Like jays, they cache food.  Right now they are packing away sunflower seeds.  I see them go up into trees, creep along horizontal branches, looking for bark crevices.  But today I got taught a fencing lesson.  One specific nuthatch (we have three but they don’t willingly share the way finches do, or Bushtits who seem to be true socialists or Musketeers–one for all…) was coming and going between a feeder and our fence!  Yes, he clung to the upright boards and looked until he found a crevice just right for a sunflower seed.rbn fence (2)

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