Well, we can all agree 2021 has been a strange and unordinary year in many respects and one event that has us scratching our heads and has just turned the strange-o-meter up to 11 is the absence of Hatchmo this winter.
As long as we can remember Red-Breasted Nuthatches have been a neighborhood fixture. Not just in winter but all year long. Their honking a constant reminder that someone is out there in the trees and their visits to the feeders in winter are sure to bring a smile to our faces when the sun is low and temperatures are cold. Perhaps they have all gotten together and moved south this year or perhaps they have just moved to the next valley over.
Whatever the reason it has left of scratching your heads, searching the web for explanations and feeling just a little lonely this winter.
So if you see Hatchmo tell them the feeders are full and it’s OK to come home.
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How sad. Since I have lived in my current home, 20 years, I have seen a decline in bees, butterflies…and birds. We had very little interest from birds in our ripe cherries, left on the tree for them. That seemed ominously odd.
We’re rich in Red-breasted Nuthatches this year (Denver metro) and are sorry to hear you’re missing your visitors.