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Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

Posted on Oct 27, 2014

Have you seen any more Red-breasted Nuthatches than usual at your feeders or in your area? I have not seen many as of yet this fall, and this photo is from a previous winter. It seems unlikely that we will have more than average in many places in the Northeast this autumn and winter, and we will be without an irruption. During some of their major movements there are often birds heading south middle of the summer, even July, with the returning earliest warblers.

Red-breasted Nuthatch feeding-1100491

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator