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  • Daily Herald photographer George LeClaire entices a Red-Breasted Nuthatch to land on his hand using peanuts in Glenview. Many Illinois residents have posted on Illinois Audubon Society Facebook page that they have spotted large numbers of the bird for the first time since 2007 and 1989 migrations.

       Daily Herald photographer George LeClaire entices a Red-Breasted Nuthatch to land on his hand using peanuts in Glenview. Many Illinois residents have posted on Illinois Audubon Society Facebook page that they have spotted large numbers of the bird for the first time since 2007 and 1989 migrations.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A four-inch-long male Red-Breasted Nuthatch with it's distinct colors drinks from a birdbath in Glenview. The birds travel in pairs and the female has less red on the belly.

       A four-inch-long male Red-Breasted Nuthatch with it's distinct colors drinks from a birdbath in Glenview. The birds travel in pairs and the female has less red on the belly.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A male and female Red-Breasted Nuthatch landed on Daily Herald photographer George LeClaire's hand more than 50 times to grab a peanut.

       A male and female Red-Breasted Nuthatch landed on Daily Herald photographer George LeClaire's hand more than 50 times to grab a peanut.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A female, left, and male Red-Breasted Nuthatch stands on a birdbath in Glenview. The male has a black crown on top of its head and has a red belly.

       A female, left, and male Red-Breasted Nuthatch stands on a birdbath in Glenview. The male has a black crown on top of its head and has a red belly.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A Red-Breasted Nuthatch eats peanuts in Glenview.

       A Red-Breasted Nuthatch eats peanuts in Glenview.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Red-Breasted Nuthatches likes feeders that hang hand upside down.

       Red-Breasted Nuthatches likes feeders that hang hand upside down.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A male White-Breasted Nuthatch, almost six-inches-long, feeds on suet in Glenview.

       A male White-Breasted Nuthatch, almost six-inches-long, feeds on suet in Glenview.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A Red-Breasted Nuthatch feeds on peanuts.

       A Red-Breasted Nuthatch feeds on peanuts.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A Rufous Hummingbird is spotted in the backyard of Susan and Mike Giannini in Glenview.

       A Rufous Hummingbird is spotted in the backyard of Susan and Mike Giannini in Glenview.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A Red-Breasted Nuthatches hide seed and nuts in tree bark in Glenview.

       A Red-Breasted Nuthatches hide seed and nuts in tree bark in Glenview.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A Rufous Hummingbird is spotted in the backyard of Susan and Mike Giannini in Glenview.

       A Rufous Hummingbird is spotted in the backyard of Susan and Mike Giannini in Glenview.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A nine-inch long male Red-Bellied Woodpecker hangs upside down from a suet feeder in Glenview.

       A nine-inch long male Red-Bellied Woodpecker hangs upside down from a suet feeder in Glenview.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A Robin appears to be chased away by a metal bird ornament on a fence in Glenview. A majority of Robins head south for the winter, however, some stick around.

       A Robin appears to be chased away by a metal bird ornament on a fence in Glenview. A majority of Robins head south for the winter, however, some stick around.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A female Red-Breasted Nuthatch has less red in the belly than the male.

       A female Red-Breasted Nuthatch has less red in the belly than the male.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A male Red-Breasted Nuthatch has a wingspan of seven-inches.

       A male Red-Breasted Nuthatch has a wingspan of seven-inches.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • Daily Herald photographer George LeClaire entices a red-breasted nuthatch to land on his hand using peanuts

       Daily Herald photographer George LeClaire entices a red-breasted nuthatch to land on his hand using peanuts
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A male juvenile Rufous Hummingbird is seen in Susan and Mike Giannini's backyard in Glenview.

       A male juvenile Rufous Hummingbird is seen in Susan and Mike Giannini's backyard in Glenview.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A female Red-Breasted Nuthatch hides a black-oil sunflower seed in a moss plant feeder in Glenview. The bird may take seeds from a feeder hundreds of times in one day, stashing most of them for leaner times in the winter.

       A female Red-Breasted Nuthatch hides a black-oil sunflower seed in a moss plant feeder in Glenview. The bird may take seeds from a feeder hundreds of times in one day, stashing most of them for leaner times in the winter.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A male red-breasted Nuthatch eats from a suet feeder packed with black-oil sunflower seed in Glenview.

       A male red-breasted Nuthatch eats from a suet feeder packed with black-oil sunflower seed in Glenview.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A Blue Jay has a strong black bill uesed for cracking nuts and acorns.

       A Blue Jay has a strong black bill uesed for cracking nuts and acorns.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • An 11-inch long Blue Jay with a wing span of about 16 inches, grabbed 20 peanuts in 45 minutes.

       An 11-inch long Blue Jay with a wing span of about 16 inches, grabbed 20 peanuts in 45 minutes.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

  • A male Cardinal seems extra colorful perched on a feeder filled with black-oil sunflower seed in Glenview.

       A male Cardinal seems extra colorful perched on a feeder filled with black-oil sunflower seed in Glenview.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 

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