Friday, March 20, 2009

Brown Headed Nuthatch at Veterans Park

I thought this Brown Head Nuthatch was building his nest
in this birdhouse at Veterans Park in Spring City.

But now I am thinking maybe he was taking the nesting material to another location to build his nest. Or maybe he was cleaning out the birdhouse because he was going to use it. Either way it does appear he was taking something out, not bringing it in.

I like the way he looked straight at me, then gave me his profile again.
I will try to keep an eye on this box.
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8 comments:

George said...

I agree that it looks as if he's taking things out rather than putting them in. In either case, I like the pictures.

Mildred said...

This will be interesting to follow. Great pictures as always.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very intersting.I have seenChickadees do this but so far they have not actually used the box the were taking stuff from.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Leedra. Yes, he obviously is either cleaning out the nest to use it, or he is stealing the stuff inside to make a nest somewhere else. Do Nuthatches nest in nest-boxes???? My book says they nest in a natural cavity or abandoned woodpecker nest.

Hugs,
Betsy

Susie said...

Leedra, you take the best pictures! I love the one of him staring straight at you, so cute!

Kallen305 said...

Awesome photos!! The second one is classic!

Leedra said...

Betsy - I had to get back to my reference book to read what it did say..this is from the Stokes Field Guide to Birds "nest of bark strips, grasses, hair, feathers, and cotton, placed in birdhouse or excavated cavity in tree, post, stump, 2-50 ft above ground."

Rose said...

These photos and the ones below are amazing.

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