Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pygmy Nuthatch

Yesterdays “bonus” hiking day was such a success that we decided to do it again, and all three campers that stayed over attended.  It is really a slow time of year with a lot of the migrants leaving or left, so each bird means a lot. Bill Finke pointed out this little bird, a Pygmy Nuthatch, which is a tiny bird of only 4 ¼ inches from the tip of its bill to the tip of its tail. This nuthatch and one other were on an old snag with a lot of cavity holes.  What I have since read about Pygmy Nuthatches and their territorial and communal living means that I will be checking this site out again,-- like tomorrow.  

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