Plumage/Description: Male and female plumage similar. Crown and nape a grayish-brown color. Back, wings, tail and flanks are a slaty blue-gray color. Throat white, belly and under-tail coverts are a creamy buffy color.
Habitat: Residential, Ponderosa/Coniferous
Time of year: Year-round
Relative Abundance: Common
Behavior: A bark and foliage gleaner—particularly fond of Ponderosa Pine trees. Common at backyard feeders in forested habitats. Common at the higher elevations such as in the Bradshaw Mountains.
Diet: Insects, seeds, nuts, suet
Similar species: White-breasted and Red-breasted Nuthatches
Best Sites: Residential areas such as Ponderosa Park, Timberridge, and Mountain Club. Also, Granite Basin, Thumb Butte trailhead parking lot, and pretty much anywhere up in the Bradshaw Mountains.