Project 366 – Post No. 297 – Red-breasted Nuthatch at the bird feeder

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Red-breasted Nuthatches, just like their cousins the White-breasted Nuthatch are common, fleeting and assertive song birds. They know what they want and have no trouble elbowing their way to the food to get their fair share…, only to, moments later, vanish into the shrubbery again. A black stripe across their eyes reminiscent of a bandit mask only makes them appear more like a diminutive feathered vigilante refusing to get intimidated by more boisterous or larger birds.

May the curiosity be with you. This is from “The Birds are Calling” blog ( Copyright Mario Pineda.