Nuthatches: The Original Hackers
Despite how the word is most commonly used these days, hacking is not just about secretly accessing computer networks and fiddling around with them. Long before anyone even thought of computers - or electricity for that matter - most people who paid any attention whatsoever to birds knew all about hacking - nut hacking that is.
While their name changed to “nuthatch” some years ago, the little birds that point their heads down rather than up the sides of trees and use their sharp, chisel-shaped beaks to hack into nuts were originally known as “nuthacks.” Ferddie2009 used a BirdCam 2.0 to record of a very nice bit of video
that clearly demonstrates just how appropriate their original name truly was.