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#1 The Wild Side

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:02 AM

Crawled around tree trunk eating at bark. But not pecking like a woodpecker.

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#2 BigSkyKen

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:03 AM

You've got a White-breasted Nuthatch.
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#3 Joejr14

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:03 AM

White-breasted Nuthatch

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

I agree with White-breasted Nuthatch. One of the few birds that will climb down the tree head first!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:06 AM

Agreed, WB Nuthatch

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:14 AM

Since it's seldom that I can ID with alacrity, I will fifth white breasted nuthatch.

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#7 The Wild Side

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:23 AM

Thank you very much!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:13 AM

Definatly a Red Breasted Nut Hatch.
Thay eat bugs in the bark of the tree. They scurry around the tree like a mouse, and have no regarde to gravity. fun bird but fast.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

It's a white-breasted, not a red-breasted. Red-breasteds have an eyeline and a reddish breast. The white-breasted has the rust color on its sides, but not on the breast.

Here are pics of a red-breasted.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:30 AM

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