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A Bird in the Hand

Published March 10, 2012
Tags: My Feeders, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadees

I had to post another fun day of hand-feeding a Red-breasted Nuthatch.  This species seems to be the most tame around here.  It was a rather chilly day and the birds were very interested in the birdseed.  One little nuthatch kept coming back again and again - so I thought I'd give hand-feeding another try.  Sure enough, the little guy finally got brave enough and sat in my hand at least 5 times to pick his seed.  And ohhhh, those little chickadees WANTED to be brave!  They'd do dives and fly-bys again and again, but nobody took the chance.  I finally got too cold to continue, but I really did enjoy the little nuthatch!  I don't think I'll EVER get tired of a bird in the hand!
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Red-breasted Nuthatch fearlessly picks a seed from my hand
Reply from: Barb Lomas on 3/2/2013 10:15 AM
 Sue, I just discovered your blog after reading an article in the West Seneca Bee. Beautiful! I l Iove the bird in the hand..