This little white breasted nuthatch was so busy at the bird feeder earlier, but then he came to this tree and looked as if he was "Just Hanging Around"! When I caught him in this "moment", he had probably been storing his seeds he had attained a few minutes before. He hung out for only a few minutes, mostly walking upside down on the side of the tree, but then he was gone again....maybe for more seeds! :)
Active, agile little birds, they have 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.
The largest nuthatch, this is still a small bird with a large head and almost no neck. The tail is very short, and the long, narrow bill is straight or slightly upturned.