Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Food Stashing

I watched in amusement at a White-Breasted Nuthatch was flying back and forth to the suet feeder and most of the time taking small bits back to a hiding hole.  I have seen it on several different days repeat the behavior.  I guess since dogs hide bones and squirrels hide nuts, it stands to reason birds would also stash food.

What had me so tickled was there was a Red-Bellied Woodpecker watching from a neighboring tree and as soon as the Nuthatch departed, it went and stole the food.  Who says birds are not smart?

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