Red-breasted Nuthatch at my Backyard Bird Feeder

Black-Capped Chickadee (on pole) and Red-breasted Nuthatch (on suet feeder).  

These cute little guys are supposed to live here year round (Tacoma area, Washington state) but I’ve only seen them in the winter time.   The Red-breasted Nuthatch has a smaller body and a longer beak compared to the Chickadee.  They are very friendly birds.  They will visit my feeder even when I’m standing right next to it!  They are also very resourceful, as I’ve seen them get seeds from both the feeder and from the ground!  They enjoy Sunflower seed and suet.

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Here he is on the top of the bird feeder pole!

Red-breasted Nuthatch and Pine Siskins
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Pine Siskins on my Gardman Hanging Feeder Tray

Not at all afraid, he will quickly get a seed.  He doesn’t seem to mind these Pine Siskins!

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