Acrobatic Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

The red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) is always on the move creeping up, down, sideways and upside down as it probes the crevices in conifer bark for insects. These little acrobats are fun to watch, but difficult to photograph.

The red-breasted nuthatch has a rich cinnamon belly, prominent white supercilium,  black eye line and black crown and back.

A year round resident, the red-breasted nuthatch also eats seeds in the winter.

This red-breasted nuthatch was foraging in the lodgepole pines at Medicine Lake (Siskiyou County CA).

 

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