I turned around and the English ivy in my yard had grown up both of my maple trees. After trying to trim it at ground level I finally managed to cut a section out of it from the ground to two feet up the trunk, but not before the ivy got a good growth onto the tree. Now those old ivy vines sans bark make a very interesting pattern all over the tree, one that the nuthatch can easily blend into.
This nuthatch had a great afternoon poking around in the old ivy vines on the maple out front. Apparently there were lots of exciting things to be found in all those crevices. After all that she indulged in a few sunflowers seeds from the feeder as well.. . . . . . .
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