Loess Hills Audubon Society exists to educate individuals and the general public, to
enjoy and promote birding, to support ornithology, and to be an advocate for wild areas and environmental issues.
"Loess Hills Audubon Society is a Chapter of National Audubon Society, Inc."
Last Month's Bird Of The Month
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. In winter, White-breasted Nuthatches join foraging flocks led by chickadees or titmice,
perhaps partly because it makes food easier to find and partly because more birds can keep an eye out for predators. They
forage up, down, and sideways over tree trunks and around large branches. At birdfeeders they eat sunflower seeds, peanuts, suet, and peanut butter. They
can be found locally year around at any wooded park.