|I'm sure all the reptile lovers will love this one!|
In late December I was visiting my parents and happened to notice a nuthatch hanging around their bird feeder. It was a tiny bird (Kinglet sized), I had no camera or binoculars, but I could tell by its behavior (its gestalt) that it was a nuthatch and it had a greyish - cinnamon colour... a Red Breasted Nuthatch. On New Year's Eve I had to drop something off at my parents and figured I would bring my camera... Maybe I would get lucky!
Feb 2010. More can be read about the Red Breasted Nuthatch here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-breasted_Nuthatch/id .
PS: I sometimes will re-post articles from the local paper that are birding related. These articles discuss what CBC's are, and feature Paul Pratt, an incredible birder and Naturalist that works at Ojibway Park. Paul has been a huge influence in my birding awareness and knowledge.
Video about Christmas Bird Counts Featuring Paul Pratt:
Article about Christmas Bird Counts Featuring Paul Pratt: