Thursday, October 22, 2015

Red-breasted Nuthatch at Wastewater


Casey Irwin photographed this Red-breasted Nuthatch at the Wastewater "near the Karner Blue butterfly area".  


5 comments:

Ric said...

I never used to see these in the summer around my house, but several people in Muskegon County report them all year. That may be a habitat thing. They do seem more plentiful the last couple of years. From early fall until spring they seem as common as the white-breasted's.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure where this area is at the WW. I would like to see the Karner Mellisa Blues next summer and I wonder where exactly they might be located.

Ric said...

Quite frankly, I was wondering that myself so I just posted it as Casey emailed it. I think he means somewhere along the north side of the entrance off Maple Island, but that's a long stretch from Maple Island to Swanson. If Casey or one of the butterflyer's reads this, perhaps they can give a more precise location?

Casey Irwin said...

http://imgur.com/4AWhK4c

It's the section of tree on the north side on the right between the fields is where I saw it at.

Ric said...

Thanks, Casey. Others may copy-and-paste the web address from Casey's comment into their browser -- the lower right corner of that image is the place he's referring to. That's about 2/10 mile east of the Maple Island Road entrance along the north side of the entrance road and the big water-filled ditch paralleling it. From above it's the "triangle" formed between the two round fields and the ditch (with the ditch being the south side base of the triangle).