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Bird of the Week: White-breasted Nuthatch

“Ank, ank, ank” The White-breasted Nuthatch can often be heard before they are seen. Their call is often to communicate with other birds. In essence, “I’m over here, where are you?” The best time to see these birds is winter. Nuthatches travel in mixed flocks of Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, and Downy Woodpeckers. While everybody will be wearing their formal black and gray suits, the Nuthatch will stand out by coming down the tree head first! This different view lets Nuthatches find food that the other species miss. Check out White-Breasted Nuthatches on your Metropark Nature Trails this holiday season.

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