White- Breasted Nuthatch on the Suet Block
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The birds of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches.Psalm 104:12
Here is some information from my Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of America:
Nuthatches (Family Sittidae) are short-tailed birds that walk up, down, and around tree trunks and limbs. They nest in holes in trees. Common in leafy forest, also thrives in parks and suburbs with big trees.
Visits bird feeders for sunflower seeds or suet. In winter, often travels in flocks with chickadees and other birds. All white face and chest, set off by narrow black (or dark gray) crown stripe. Can show much orange-brown on lower belly. Voice: nasal notes, slow yaank, yaank, and fast wahwahwahwahwah.
As you notice today we are having snow and lots of it...It is still coming down this afternoon..It was almost up to my knees on our walking trail late this afternoon.
I went outside to take pictures of the nuthatch as the window was too fogged up from condensation to shoot through it. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to gradually move this close with only using my 18- 105mm lens. However, I had to walk very softly and slowly with no sudden movements until I gained its confidence..
Also by Andrea Petersen
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