Saturday, April 24, 2010

Extra Mouths to Feed?

I'm not 100% certain, but in just three days I have experienced a noticeable increase of visitation to feeders, especially suet feeders, by White Breasted Nuthatches. Just today they showed up in well over 75% of the photos taken at one suet basket I have watched with BirdCam for a week. I am hoping this is a sign that there may be hatchlings: either the suet being transported to nestlings, or food for hungry, foraging parents who took other prizes to the nest. My interest is that this might be the most successful nest box effort I've ever known here. My boxes have not previously yielded successful fledges. Looks like that day could be imminent. Can't wait to see what's next!

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