The nuthatch is back. Every time we refill the bird feeder, the nuthatches, chickadees, and Steller’s Jays return. As I posted about before, the nuthatch takes a seed, flies to a nearby tree, and breaks the seed against a tree trunk.
According to Birds of the Willamette Valley Region by Harry Nehls, Tom Aversa, and Hal Opperman, Red-breasted Nuthatches are more common in our area this time of year as they migrate from the mountains. They are also regulars at bird feeders, so I will make sure to keep it stocked throughout the winter.