A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how the nuthatches have disappeared from my home island this year and how I was missing their little calls.
Today,fromt he other side of the world a friend shared with me a watercolour he made inspired by that post. And so, through relationship and connection across time and space, one nuthatch has re-appeared on Bowen Island, , early on a holiday morning.
Which kind of nuthatch? where I am in Vancouver we get two kinds…a red-breasted one and the white one….the Red-breasted one used to be more common on the island near Victoria, but over here, Im closer to North Van, and seem to have the two in almost equal numbers….BUT I think that down at Semiahmoo, right by the border, I havent see a White breasted one at all
Red breasted. They are always here. Reliable every year for long periods of time. They are quieter in April during nesting season, but they almost never stop meeping away. Except this when I have yet to hear a single one.
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