Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturday Sightings- White-breasted Nuthatch

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today's blog is dedicated to a type of bird that we have in our very own John. E. Pearce Provincial Park.

The White-breasted Nuthatch is a feeder bird with black, grey and white markings.  This bird feeds on insects and large seeds, and is common for jamming acorns or large nuts into tree bark.  Their bill will "hatch" the seed inside when whacking the acorn or nut against the tree's bark. 

This species of bird has the colour of a grey/blue on their back with a white face and underparts.  they also have a blue or grey cap and neck frame.  This colour arrangement makes it look like the White-breasted Nuthatch is wearing a hood.

They are small birds with a large head and basically no neck.  They are a year-round bird that likes Maple, Hickory, Bass and Oak wood found in some coniferous forests. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Catie and Ben

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