Recently, our daughter was excited to show me a picture she had taken of a colorful little bird that was new to their feeder. She hesitantly - and correctly - identified it as a Red-breasted Nuthatch. It was also new to me - I was used to the White-breasted Nuthatch (a year-round resident) but wasn’t aware of any other types in our area.
On digging into our trusty bird ID books, we learned the Red-breasted’s normal range is usually north of us, but that it will winter in balmy southern Wisconsin, where we live. Well, my interest was piqued! And, sure enough, it wasn’t long before I noticed this little guy blessing our feeder!
Thanks for the wake-up call, Sweetie!