About the Bird Art:
The image is printed on Epson Premium Matte Paper with UltraChrome Ink; the color should last quite a long time. The print is then mounted on a cradled wood block and coated with a UV resistant protectant to prevent fading. Each block is signed, titled, and numbered on the back.
Ready to hang from a sawtooth hanger attached to the back.
Watermarks will not appear on print. Color may vary (based on your monitor settings).
See more below.
4" x 4": $48, 6" x 6": $55
See the painting come together
This listing is for a limited edition, fine art print of my original painting of a Red-Breasted Nuthatch called, “Why Are You Waiting?”
I generally hear the Red-Breasted Nuthatches in the backyard before I see them. Their funny calls remind me of muppets for some reason. They are a delight to watch scrambling around the trees, knocking their sharp beaks into pinecones and the suet cakes I have out for them.
Bird in a Box subscribers: this is the bird for August 2020.
About the Red-Breasted Nuthatch
- The Red-breasted Nuthatch collects resin globules from coniferous trees and plasters them around the entrance of its nest hole. It may carry the resin in its bill or on pieces of bark that it uses as an applicator. The male puts the resin primarily around the outside of the hole while the female puts it around the inside. The resin may help to keep out predators or competitors. The nuthatch avoids the resin by diving directly through the hole.
- During nest building, the Red-breasted Nuthatch is aggressive, chasing away other hole-nesting birds such as the House Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, and Downy Woodpecker. A particularly feisty nuthatch may go after Yellow-rumped Warblers, House Finches, Violet-Green Swallows, and Cordilleran Flycatchers.
- Red-breasted Nuthatches migrate southward earlier than many irruptive species. They may begin in early July and may reach their southernmost point by September or October.
- Red-breasted Nuthatches sometimes steal nest-lining material from the nests of other birds, including Pygmy Nuthatches and Mountain Chickadees.
- The oldest known Red-breasted Nuthatch was 7 years, 6 months old.