|Squirrel waiting his turn|
|W-b Nuthatch showing off by walking down the tree.|
The White-breasted Nuthatch is the more common species found in Connecticut and will readily come in to bird feeders. In the field, they are most easily identified by their behavior of clinging to tree trunks and are the only bird species that will 'climb' down a tree trunk head-first.
They are cavity nesters and have one brood per year with 5 to 9 eggs. For more information see the All About Birds page on this species. I consider this species one of the three... The White-breasted Nuthatch along with Black-capped Chickadees and Tufted Titmouse are known to stick together in foraging packs especially during the winter. It's always a good idea to look at tree trunks when you have a group of the other species in a small flock.
|White-breasted Nuthatch with seed.|