Hello, There is currently a White-breasted Nuthatch hanging around in Getzendaner Memorial Park in downtown Waxahachie, in Ellis County. Susan Kosoris found it on Nov 29, and I was finally able to relocate it today after missing it on Saturday. There are about a dozen ebird records for WBNU in Ellis County and almost all of them have been in the last two years. This is a good opportunity for any Ellis County listers out there to put this bird on their Ellis County list. Most of the other sightings have been on private property. The bird has been seen in the tall trees near the playground that has no green canopy above it. Parking near the footbridge is a good place to start. Also today at the same location I had a "Red-shafted" Flicker.
In checking ebird records, a WBNU was found in this location in May and September of this year, and also two years ago to the day by Brandon Best. The sightings this came in under my radar because it doesn't trigger a rare bird alert in ebird and it wasn't on my needs list for the county. All Ellis County ebird records are of only one bird. Good birding.