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Nature Notebook

You might be familiar with the white-breasted nuthatch, a backyard birdfeeder regular, but a close relative, the red-breasted nuthatch is an infrequent to common visitor as well. This isn’t an irruption year where huge numbers fly south due to lack of food options up north, but a few have been spotted.

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