Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bath time with a White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatches are common enough in interior oak woodlands and also in the pines that top the highest peaks in San Diego County. Nearer to the coast, however, they are much less common. I found several at Buddy Todd Park in Oceanside recently.

Usually they are constantly on the move crawling up and around tree trunks, in and out of shade and foliage. So getting good photos is not easy. But I found one out taking a bath on a sidewalk irrigation puddle. Here are two decent photos to share.

White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch. Oceanside, California. September 16, 2018.

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