A small 4 1/2 inch bird that migrates to Virginia for the winter months.
Males are blue-gray with a white face and belly and a black cap and eye line. They rust red breast and belly.
Females are similar except lighter undersides.
Juveniles are the same females.
Red-breasted Nuthatches eat insects, suet and some seeds. They are often seen “upside-down” while eating or climbing a tree. Some winters they are common in Virginia and others they are scarce.