This past weekend the weather was certainly not conducive to outdoor activities. At least it wasn’t cold, so I spent most of my day on my screened porch reading and keeping an eye on my bird feeders. There were naturally lots of Chickadees and Tufted Titmouse and occasionally Northern Cardinals, a Goldfinch, and a Red-bellied or Downy Woodpecker.
Rainy days do have their advantages though. Had I not been confined to this one corner at my home, I would not have seen the Red-breasted Nuthatch at my suet feeder. I saw a female several times on Sunday and a male on Monday. The female has the same prominent white eyebrows as the male, but her chest is pale unlike the rust color of the male.
Apparently, mine was not the only sighting this weekend, so put out your suet feeders and take advantage of these rainy days.
-Submitted by Joleen Ardaiolo
2 thoughts on “Recent Sightings – Red-breasted Nuthatch!”
We have had such an incredible experience here in Portland, Maine
I spent 2 hours yesterday, in a city park, with at least 200 of my closest friends, watching the rare Great Black Hawk eating his fill of squirrels. Rare because he has never been seen in the U.S. before.. migrates between Mexico and Argentina I’m told. He has been here for several weeks and many have flown in from around the country
What a privilege! Karen OBrien 🍀 Sent from my iPhone
It has been three years since I saw a bald eagle over Palmetto Lake, but one flew over this morning!