Thursday, July 27, 2017

white-breasted nuthatch

A common feeder bird with clean black, gray, and white markings, White-breasted Nuthatches are active, agile little birds with an appetite for insects and large, meaty seeds. They get their common name from their habit of jamming large nuts and acorns into tree bark, then whacking them with their sharp bill to “hatch” out the seed from the inside. White-breasted Nuthatches may be small but their voices are loud, and often their insistent nasal yammering will lead you right to them.

This white-breasted nuthatch is an original 8"x8" oil painting on ⅛" gesso panel and is available, unframed, for $160 in my Etsy shop here.