This may explain why Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, and White-breasted Nuthatch
had the greatest frequency of visits at large, high oil content seeds after adjusting to feeder rotation during the study conducted in conjunction with Trial 3.
Canopy species (those associated negatively with RDA axis 1) ordinate along RDA axis 2 according to canopy type with Oak/Hickory species (e.g., White-breasted Nuthatch
and Eastern Wood-pewee) associating negatively, and Pine/Oak species (e.g., Pine Warbler, Summer Tanager, and Winter Wren) associating positively.
However, common species were generally the same for each study, including mountain chickadee, pygmy and white-breasted nuthatch
, dark-eyed junco, western bluebird, hairy woodpecker, northern flicker, and Steller's jay.
Caption: Many species utilize the hollows of wolf trees: Racoon, white-breasted nuthatch
Fifty-eight different species - ranging from blacktailed deer to white-breasted nuthatch
have been photographed, identified and posted on the webpage.
I have witnessed black-capped chickadees joining the jays' outcry, until a white-breasted nuthatch
boldly approaches the perceived threat and demonstrates the true nature of the specter by climbing upon it and pecking about.
Resident birds such as pileated and red-bellied woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatch
, brown creeper and barred owl will also benefit from this acquisition.
The preserve is home to more than 300 native plant species and wildlife, including great blue herons, red-bellied woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches
, coyotes, fox squirrels and white-tailed deer.
In this way, woodpeckers play a crucial role in providing nesting opportunities for other cavity-nesting birds such as eastern screech-owls, eastern bluebirds, the stunningly beautiful prothonotary warblers, black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, white-breasted nuthatches
, and great-crested flycatchers.
As the season progresses, waves of spring migrating birds pour into the canopy, adding their songs to the songs and calls of the resident chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers, white-breasted nuthatches
and tufted titmice.
As my gaze wandered from the group up the dead tree I spotted three white-breasted nuthatches
silently scouring its upper reaches.
Worcester's 2012 count totaled an impressive 89 species, which were dominated by 1,741 Canada geese, 1,533 ring-billed gulls, 1,373 black capped chickadees, 1,162 crows, 1,108 juncos, 996 robins, 881 starlings, 829 mallards, 795 house sparrows, 437 common mergansers, 401 goldfinches, 345 rock pigeons, 324 white-breasted nuthatches
, 292 titmice, 274 hooded mergansers, 245 mourning doves, 236 blue jays, 196 cardinals, 196 house finches, 190 downy woodpeckers, 174 bluebirds, 138 greater scaup, 138 song sparrows, 135 redpolls, 118 common goldeneyes, 114 red-breasted nuthatches, and 100 black ducks.