Daily Postcard: Pygmy Nuthatches Frolic In Local Pond While Lifting Spirits All Over Los Alamos

Pygmy Nuthatches frolic in a pond Monday and bath in the cool water at a residence on Barranca Mesa as they lift spirits all over Los Alamos. These energetic songbirds forage by climbing pine trunks and branches to search under bark and in needle clusters for insects and seeds. They move constantly and give short, squeaky calls, often mixing with chickadees, kinglets and other songbirds. Pygmy Nuthatches are highly social and breed cooperatively and also pile in to cavities of trees in groups to roost communally on cold winter nights. Source: allaboutbirds.org. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

Several more Pygmy Nuthatches arrive to join the fun splashing around in a pond Monday at a residence on Barranca Mesa as they lift spirits all over Los Alamos. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan

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