Like others of his kind, the White-breasted Nuthatch creeps upside down, sideways, and all ways around, down and across trees with little regard for the horizon. They are in search of insects and seeds that make up the majority of their diet. Their name is derived from their practice of wedging a nut or seed behind the bark of a tree and using their sharp beaks to break or “hatch” it.
White-breasted Nuthatches are found year-round throughout the U.S. They prefer woodland and riparian areas near lakes or streams, and favor deciduous trees rather than conifers. They also eat small fruit when in season, and you may find them visiting your backyard feeder in the winter months.
Suggested Feeder Types: Ground, Platform, Suet, Peanut, Window ,
- Black-oil Sunflower
- Striped Sunflower
- Sunflower Hearts
- Virginia Creeper
- Tree Nuts
- Pine Nuts