Meet the Red-Breasted Nuthatch . . .
The blush of his belly bears witness to his breeding.
There's a quick turn and our short-tailed friend grabs a single sunflower seed
And parts our company
just as his larger, white-breasted cousin, sitta carolinensis, comes in for a landing.
I'm thankful that, today, there are enough seeds for the whole family
as well as their friends and neighbors.