This week for BPW I'm going back to the peanut feeder for some photos of the white-breasted nuthatch. White-breasted nuthatches can be found in or around woodland areas throughout much of the United States. They are often seen climbing up trees like woodpeckers, but are better known for their ability to climb down trees head-first.
They will cache seeds and small nuts in trees by wedging them between the bark for later consumption.
Like chickadees and titmice, nuthatches nest in tree cavities and are often seen foraging with both species in winter. I've been fortunate to have all three species at my feeders this winter.
Below is a neat photo BirdCam captured of a white-breasted nuthatch trying to get his meal while I was in the background mowing the grass.
And for another fun photo check out this red-bellied woodpecker (left) surprise the nuthatch (right). Who knows which bird was more surprised. I think the birds in motion give the photo a neat effect. Click any of the photos to enlarge.
These photos where taken by my Wingscapes BirdCam.
Have a good week everyone!