I just love the way these birds cling to trees. They make for interesting paintings. This one is a Red Breasted Nuthatch and is found across western northern temperate North America and winters much across the US and southern Canada.
Nuthatch measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren for the reference photo.