Of all our little feathered friends that visit our backyard bird feeders, the lively, clownish, White-breasted Nuthatch is probably the most interesting to observe. It bounces, rocks and flits about the tree trunks like a drunken sailor and in fact, its little body shape reminds me of a boat hull out of water. Funny little low, hank-yank-hank call it makes too. Would guess their name may be derived from their mastery of wedging nuts and seeds into tree bark to quickly crack them open. And finally, their undulating flight pattern also adds to their acrobatic showmanship. A joy to behold.
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