On Oct 13, 2012, Canadensis7 from Toronto area, ON (Zone 5b) wrote:
I love this bird!!! A male red breasted nuthatch irrupted into our neighbourhood during the winter of 2010-2011 and found the seeds, and then the suet. I first heard of him when a friend went outside to smoke, and this little guy landed next to him on a wall for a good look, no fear at all. He became a regular at the feeders. Then one day, in the middle of a bad snowstorm he brought a female to the suet feeder. (Photo to follow). Harry the Nuthatch, as he was affectionately known, had to go away after that last appearance. I think mating was on his mind. I still miss him.
On Aug 19, 2010, Joyous from Himrod, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:
This has to be one of my all time favorite birds. To see this little fella, smaller than a chickadee and how friendly he is it is a sight to behold. My son would place black oil sunflower seed on his stomach while laying on the ground and the Red-breasted Nuthatches would come and feed off him. Their "yanhk yanhk sound is a great identifier.