Advertisements
Posted by: atowhee | August 5, 2019

BIRDER GETS FENCING LESSON

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)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: