Needless to say, we feel extremely fortunate to have provided a habitat for these birds, even though they didn't nest specifically here in our yard, the parents have been visiting very regularly all Spring. These little dynamos have squeaked their way into my heart, I can't help but smile any time I hear their call. You can learn more about them and listen to their unique call here at the Cornell Lab.
Courageous, because they tolerate my presence quite well, much like Chickadees and Downys.
Comedic, because, well, they sound like a dog's squeaky toy and they're just plain silly to watch.
|Here's an adult BHNH accompanied by a male House Finch, for size comparison|
|Typical nuthatch acrobatics...|
|Do you think they get headaches?|
|Juvenile BHNHs have grey heads instead of brown|