It’s Raining Nuthatches and Juncos!

Red-breasted Nuthatch
As fall descends upon us, it’s bringing us plenty of cold air and feathered ones from the north. The Callaway Nature Preserve has been full of Dark-eyed Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, Hermit Thrushes, and White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatches. We had nine Red-breasted Nuthatches hanging out with us on Sunday!
Dark-eyed Junco
Although we are sad to see many or our songbird friends go south, we welcome our winter friends. Winter will hopefully bring us many fun birding adventures.

The squirrels are always hanging around of course!
Red Squirrel

3 thoughts on “It’s Raining Nuthatches and Juncos!

  1. I *love* your preserve! We are definitely not into the manicured lawn thing, either.

    Enjoy all the northern migrators. I loved hearing hermit thrushes all over my neighborhood this summer.

  2. We’ve had red-breasted nuthatches and juncos, too. I love the juncos, especially on a snow day. Then their colors are truly striking.

    We’ve had a few white throated sparrows and an American tree sparrow, too. And I saw my first white throated sparrow with the tan color morph although others assure me they are actually quite common here.

    I wonder if I just thought they were house sparrows before.

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