The nasally honking “song” of White-breasted Nuthatches is, uh, well, I had to constrain the word “song” within quotation marks, so it’s not exactly Pavarotti I’m talking about here. This time of year White-breasted Nuthatches are not a bird most birders pay attention to. On a walk through snow-muffled forests in the dead of winter, however, they are a bird to be lingered over because, well, they’re birds.

And seeing as I’m hoping that this temporarily-stalled spring will be filled with many birds I haven’t seen since they oh-so-callously left for warmer climes I figured I should give some good press to the White-breasted Nuthatch. Have a good weekend.

And as an added bonus go see this picture of a White-breasted Nuthatch from another Albany-area birder.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.