Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Red-breasted Nuthatch use of pitch

I had read about the Red-breasted Nuthatch's practice of placing sticky substances around the opening of the nest cavity, but had not had opportunity to observe it until this one chose to nest in my yard. I touched the stuff to see how sticky it is, and also to smell it. It feels and smells exactly like the pitch from a Douglas Fir tree, with which I am very familiar.


At 6:39 AM, Blogger The Rambler said...

Very interesting. My wife and I enjoy your blog so much.


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