sitta (a nuthatch) canadensis (of Canada)
Thursday, December 27, 1979 — 9:30 am
I went out by myself to look for birds, and particularly for this bird. Before I began listing, I spotted a Red-breasted Nuthatch in a tree very close to where I was now. I followed it around for a while and managed to get a good enough look that I was able to find it in a field guild later. But I still hadn’t seen one since I started listing, and that was my quest.
I walked along a road that cut through the woods Along the road was a depression filled with small evergreens. I spotted the nuthatch in those trees in company with a handful of chickadees.