Picture: © Matt MacGillivray
A common feeder bird with clean black, gray, and white
markings, White-breasted Nuthatches are active, agile little
birds with an appetite for insects and large, meaty seeds.
They get their common name from their habit of jamming
large nuts and acorns into tree bark, then whacking them with
their sharp bill to "hatch" out the seed from the inside.
White-breasted Nuthatches may be small but their voices are
loud, and often their insistent nasal yammering will lead you
right to them.