13 Jun 1977
- 5.0 km SW of Portal
- 31.9 -109.1666667
- 1720 meters
- Deciduous Forest
- Evergreen Forest
- MARANTZ SUPERSCOPE SUPERSCOPE UNSPECIFIED MODEL
- Dan Gibson Parabola 45.7cm/11cm (18in/4.3in)
NOTES: (Breeding Status: Territorial paired. Visual Display: Wing flutter of young. Gen. Climate: Arid. Cover Density: Medium.) Cassette counter 144-164; 182-186.
The adult & im. nuthatches are in an oak tree where a small tray with food is mounted, right in camp. They have been feeding a week or more and are not bothered by our presence.
The adults come to the tree above the tree, walk down the tree trunk head first to the tray, calling. The young come answering. In the parent-young chatter I hear no distinction between adults and im.