The Nuthatch Room
The Nuthatch looks down onto our gardens from its second floor perch. A charming room with old-fashioned built-ins and wide-pine floors, it's quintessential Maine. It has a southern exposure and sunlight streams in almost all day long. Add to that a large library of "real" books from our personal collection and you can imagine that some guests have found it hard to leave once they have nested here.
... and its relative
The Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) and its cousin, the White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) are nature's acrobats, hitching themselves up and down tree trunks and branches. They travel with a gang - a small flock of titmice and chickadees - and understand each others calls sufficiently to help with foraging and predators. The nest hole is usually high in a tree and is lined with fur, fine grass, and shredded bark. Both adults feed the chicks in the nest and for a couple of weeks after fledging, and the male also feeds the female while she is incubating. Monogamous, non-migratory birds they tend to stay in their territory year-round and are a common sight at Le Vatout.
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Le Vatout | 218 Kaler's Corner | P.O. Box 333 | Waldoboro, ME 04572 | (207) 832-5150 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Member of the Waldoboro Business Association, the Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Maine Tourism Association,
the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and proud recipient of Maine's Environmental Leader Certificate