Where is my Red-breasted Nuthatch?
I find myself accustom to certain species of birds being at my feeders and take pride in finding them each day. Many of these birds are my neighbors that live here year-round and I know that because they have bands placed on their legs. One of these regulars was a family of Red-breasted Nuthatches that I could always rely on squeaking its way to the sunflower seeds.
Sometimes the obvious is overlooked and this is exactly what happened to me. The past few weeks I noticed the lack of Red-breasted Nuthatches and so I wanted to prove myself wrong!! The cats spent most of the time looking outside the windows (doing their own great backyard bird count) and they officially “prrrrrred” to me that they have not seen any Red-breasted Nuthatches flittering around the yard! Uggggg, where could these guys have gone???? Now this is when I start wondering . . . . “when was the last time I seen any????” I know I had seen them around last summer!
I don’t think I have ever lived in this house and not seen any Red-breasted Nuthatches visiting the bird feeders. I live in prime Red-breasted Nuthatch habitat . . . . . I am very saddened by their disappearance and hope they are on a family vacation visiting their cousins the Brown-headed Nuthatch down South!!!
It better not have been that Coopers Hawk that I have seen around!!!
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