Thursday, July 21, 2016
Another bird known to Ohioans as a somewhat uncommon winter visitor, the red-breasted nuthatch is quite common around Little Pond, Maine. I could sit in a lawn chair with my legs outstretched and pressed against this big white pine, and the nuthatches, red-breasted and white-breasted, had no fear of me. I had some come so close that I could have reached out and touched them had they been inanimate. This one may have not been the prettiest individual (perhaps it was a young-of-year?), but they were sure fun to watch.