The Upside-down bird

Nuthatches climb down trees head first. Because of this they are able to access insects on the bottom of bark crevices that other “right-side-up” birds leave behind. We commonly see the cute little white-breasted nuthatches here (pictured just below) pretty much all year round. The beautiful red-breasted nuthatch (bottom photo) is a winter visitor here in eastern Kansas. So for part of the year we get to enjoy both species.