For years I have observed that Brown Headed Nuthatches here come and go. Around frequently for a few weeks or more, then absent for similar periods of time (or at least not very frequent). And we are in a lull. I don't recall seeing one for some time, perhaps since July. This is not a problem as these delightful rascals always return eventually. And I would rather see them on a dreary winter day than in the hot summer. There's something uplifting about watching birds at feeders in the cold times. As to when the BHNs return I cannot guess. Let's hope it is soon.
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!