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Cee Gee

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Nuthatch Question
« on: Apr 15, 2019, 12:43:50 AM »
Can anyone tell the reason they bring wood chip to the nest?

zoony

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Re: Nuthatch Question
« Reply #1 on: Apr 15, 2019, 01:10:00 AM »
Logic suggests that it's for nesting material. Lots of it available in the suburbs...
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Re: Nuthatch Question
« Reply #2 on: Apr 15, 2019, 09:04:56 AM »
its been cold, perhaps they are lighting a fire.. ;D
or as Zoony said they might shred it to line or repair the nest
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Re: Nuthatch Question
« Reply #3 on: Apr 15, 2019, 10:28:24 AM »
They use woodchip, or similar, to prise up loose bark on trees if they think there's an insect underneath.
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Re: Nuthatch Question
« Reply #4 on: Apr 15, 2019, 05:06:41 PM »
They use woodchip, or similar, to prise up loose bark on trees if they think there's an insect underneath.
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Re: Nuthatch Question
« Reply #5 on: Apr 15, 2019, 05:21:15 PM »
Corvids also use tools..
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Re: Nuthatch Question
« Reply #6 on: Apr 15, 2019, 06:44:32 PM »
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Re: Nuthatch Question
« Reply #7 on: Apr 15, 2019, 06:54:33 PM »
On holiday in Cuba a few years ago, I was walking back to our room and heard a loud, very persistant hammering.  It was such a peaceful place, that it seemed a bit thoughtless.  I climbed the steps to our room and there was a woodpecker hanging onto the top of the door surround and hammering the cement next to the surround.  He had made quite a hole!
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Re: Nuthatch Question
« Reply #8 on: Apr 16, 2019, 01:16:28 AM »
Thanks for comments.