Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The owl and the nuthatch
This photo was taken by Chris and Pete Friedlieb. It is so seldom that we see a barred owl and then to see one under the scrutiny of a red breasted nuthatch is very rare. The nuthatch is not in any danger, the comparison might be likened to a Boeing 747 and an F-22 fighter plane. The owl would have no chance of catching the nuthatch. Winter is a good time to look for both of these birds, especially if you have feeders. The nuthatch will come for the seeds and the owl will come for the mice and voles, who show up for the spilled seeds.