Nuthatches are small songbirds with a long strong bill, a stiffened square-cut tail, and the habit of climbing down tree trunks head first. Outside of the breeding season, nuthatches are often travel with chickadees when foraging for food.
The name, nuthatch, comes from from the bird's habit of hacking with the beak at nuts wedged in a crevice.
The Red-breasted Nuthatch prepares to fly off with a sunflower seed from a bird feeder.
The Red-breasted Nuthatch
Information from Wikipedia: Red-breasted Nuthatch.