I just read a cool little article about the Red-breasted Nuthatch being honored on a 25-cent Canadian coin.
I’ve always been fascinated with nuthatches, the White-breasted being abundant in northern Illinois, and frequent backyard entertainer. The Red-breasted Nuthatch is much less common in our area, usually arriving only in the winter months and only briefly in our yard.
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is also doing a series called Hinterland Who’s Who in which the Red-breasted Nuthatch has been featured.
It is great to hear about a fun, common northernly species getting some much-deserved recognition.