Woodpecker or Nuthatch?
We are away on our trip to New England so I thought I’d leave you a video to watch. I was outside last weekend and I kept hearing a woodpecker. That is an unmistakable noise when they are at work! Or so I thought. When I finally located him, here is what I saw.
I apologize for the movement, but I had my phone zoomed in and I was walking closer to him to get a better picture. It is hard to hold steady in zoom mode.
After doing some research I am beginning to think this is a nuthatch. He is working upside down a lot and that is a trait of nuthatches. Also I could not find a woodpecker that did not have a black streak by his eye, so that leads me to believe this is a white breasted nuthatch. Nuthatches also have shorter stubbier tails than woodpeckers and this birds tail is quite short.
I will be back next week and will catch up with you all and I look forward to sharing my trip with you.