Friday, August 24, 2012

Hotel Pygmy

Alas there were no Pygmy Nuthatches at our sighting snag of yesterday, which I have dubbed, “Hotel Pygmy”.  We could hardly be disappointed though because by the time we looped around to that location on today’s birding hike we had already seen several Pygmy Nuthatches, as well as a White-breasted Nuthatch, at least five Red-breasted Nuthatches, and three or more Brown Creepers, all of which are kind of grouped together. From what I learned from reading yesterday evening, the fascinating thing about Pygmy Nuthatches is that they all hang out together and every one chips in to help raise the young ones. As you can see in the photo that there are several cavities, or rooms, that would be available at this location.  From now on, Hotel Pygmy will be a standard stop on my bird hiking route.

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