Nuthatches

Nuthatches

The name Nuthatch probably results from the corruption of the word “nuthack,” referring to the bird’s habit of hacking away at a seed with its beak until it opens. Nuthatches have short legs, flat bodies and large heads. Nuthatch pairs stay together throughout the...

Woodpeckers in Your Backyard

   Northern Flicker From the tree to the suet feeder, back to the tree, on to the hopper feeder and then back to the tree. What in the world is that woodpecker doing? Most likely, it’s looking for dinner. Woodpeckers spend most of their waking hours looking for food....
Fun Facts about House Finches

Fun Facts about House Finches

As many of you know, I am an avid birdwatcher. Before retiring, I wrote monthly articles and blogs about bird feeding, birds, and other wildlife. Recently, I have received requests to do this again. Over the next months, I’ll be doing just that. I’m starting with...