sitta (nuthatch) carolinensis (of Carolina)
Wednesday, October 3, 1979 — 3:30 pm
Barrington, Illinois — Crabtree Nature Center
I was back on the dam at the end of Bulrush Pond when I spotted this nuthatch. It was climbing headfirst down the trunk of a large tree along the path. A Brown Creeper was climbing up the same tree. When the two birds got close to each other, the Nuthatch chased the Creeper away.