Hand fed

White-breasted nuthatch.

 Very tame birds at Ojibway Nature Centre in Windsor Ont., Anne had them eating out of the palm of her hand.

Feb7, 2023.

Sitta carolinensis

The habit of creeping headfirst down a tree trunk, then stopping and looking around with head held out at a 90-degree angle, is characteristic of nuthatches. The White-breasted is an inquisitive, acrobatic bird, pausing occasionally to hang and hammer at a crack. Essentially nonmigratory, during the fall it stores food for winter in crevices behind loose tree bark.


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