Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Missing In Action

At every point in the year the backyard birdwatcher probably fails to see certain species.  They seem so plentiful at one time and then seemingly disappear.  I can recount dozens of instances over the years here.  Right now I am not finding some perennials, and one of these is the White Breasted Nuthatch.  These birds are intensely active and visible every spring and they are in fact my most reliable nesting species on the property.  But right now, in fall, nothing.  Surely they are around and probably doing well with late season seeds and insects.  No doubt when these are more limited the little devils will find their way back and all will seem normal in nuthatch land, again.

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