Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

In North Carolina, Red-breasted Nuthatches breed only in the high mountain coniferous forests. From fall through spring, they are erratic winter visitors, mostly in the eastern half of the state. Occasionally they can be fairly widespread and common in the winter, but in most winters they are uncommon at best.
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Missoula Co., MT
19 Sep 2014
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Missoula Co., MT
19 Sep 2014

Foraging/caching on Black Cottonwood (Populus balsamifera trichocarpa).


Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Durham Co., NC
20 Jan 2013

Winter 2012-2013 saw a huge irruption of Red-breasted Nuthatches in North Carolina. This one's enjoying my suet feeder.


Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Durham Co., NC
26 Jan 2008

They frequently visit feeders.

Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
Durham Co., NC
26 Jan 2008



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