Pygmy Nuthatch – such a cute, little bird.

Bill Clark recently photographed this Pygmy Nuthatch.


These birds travel in flocks and you can hear them coming with their piping calls. They come to our birdbath in the heat of the day. You can listen to their call here:

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website describes their calls like a rubber ducky being squeezed repeatedly. Funny!

Here's a photo taken by Ron LeValley showing how these birds travel down a tree head-first, searching for insects and seeds.

I love these tiny, energetic birds, and often see them in the fall when we have our warmer weather. And I hear them in the trees too, many times accompanied by Chickadees.

Thanks to Bill and Ron for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Ron's nature photography, here is his website:

The fog returned this morning, so our latest heat wave is over! We love our natural air conditioning, the fog.

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