He is looking for his favorite treat ... what is that ominous creature in the background ... hmmmmm
Ahhh, at last he found it ... and look, his tongue is white. Who would have thought it :)
He is not the least concerned by the ominous creature (squirrel) who is raiding another feeder. They are even used to me when I am around. They don't fly away unless I make a sudden move or get too close for comfort. I have rescued two of these little guys over the years ... probably youngsters who learned the hard way about my window. Both survived and were released back to their family group. That's all for today ... Have a wonderful week everyone ...
The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. It is a stocky bird, with a large head, short tail, powerful bill and strong feet. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly. The nine subspecies differ mainly in the color of the body plumage.
Like other nuthatches, the White-breasted Nuthatch forages for insects on trunks and branches, and is able to move head-first down trees. Seeds form a substantial part of its winter diet, as do acorns and hickory nuts that were stored by the bird in the fall. The nest is in a hole in a tree, and the breeding pair may smear insects around the entrance as a deterrent to squirrels. Adults and young may be killed by hawks, owls and snakes, and forest clearance may lead to local habitat loss, but this is a common species with no major conservation concerns over most of its range. Wikipedia