Activity 3: I think my favorite neighborhood bird may be the nuthatch. I see them going up and down trees in my yard. Better yet, someone a few blocks away has a feeder next to the sidewalk that they frequent. When I go for a walk I can stand on the sidewalk a short distance away and watch them take a seed, wedge it between the ridges on the bark of the tree that supports the feeder, and crack it open. After I observed this behavior it dawned on me that that's how they got their name.