Red-breasted nuthatch at Schenck Forest

Great time birding at Schenck Forest this cold morning. I enjoyed finding and hearing a couple of meadowlarks. The winter wrens were particularly elusive but I spied two. The American Kestrel perched on a wire, preening. I watched a white-breasted nuthatch bruising a large, plump caterpillar (maybe) on a pine bough and then down the hatch it went. The caterpillar (or whatever it was) was twice as thick as the bird’s bill and twice as long, too.
But the best treat for me was a rosy ornament hanging from a pinecone (see photo).
Location:    Schenck Forest
Observation date:    1/23/11
Number of species:    33 

Canada Goose    25
Turkey Vulture    1
American Kestrel    1
Killdeer    3
Rock Pigeon    30
Mourning Dove    3
Red-bellied Woodpecker    6
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker    2
Downy Woodpecker    1
Northern Flicker    3
Blue Jay    8
American Crow    10
Carolina Chickadee    14
Tufted Titmouse    7
Red-breasted Nuthatch    1
White-breasted Nuthatch    2
Brown-headed Nuthatch    8
Brown Creeper    1
Carolina Wren    8
Winter Wren (Eastern)    2
Golden-crowned Kinglet    8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    4
Eastern Bluebird    12
American Robin    1
Northern Mockingbird    1
European Starling    10
Yellow-rumped Warbler    4
White-throated Sparrow    5
Dark-eyed Junco    18
Northern Cardinal    3
Eastern Meadowlark    10
House Finch    3
American Goldfinch    1

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About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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