White-Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)


Identification: A white-breasted nuthatch is a feeder bird. It has black, gray, and white markings. The white-breasted nuthatch is a small agile and like to feed on insects and meaty seeds.


Habitat: The white-breasted nuthatch are commonly found in woods and woodland edges. They also like a coniferous forest, which is probably why one can see so many in College Woods. Some female nuthatches like to cling to tree bark moving up down and around trees. Females have a grayer cap. The clutch size of an average nest is about 5-9 eggs.


Overview: White-breasted nuthatches are agile birds that creep along trunks. They turn sideways and upside down on a vertical surface as they forage.


Time of year: One can usually find nuthatches around February, March, April, May, and June.


Fun fact: They get their name from stuffing large nuts and acorns into tree bark.


Sources: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-breasted_Nuthatch/