Red-breasted Nuthatch Traveling Downward

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedFebruary 4, 2016
TakenFebruary 4, 2016
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/125 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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...Thy visitation hath preserved my spirit...Job 10: 12

These little wild birds don't visit our feeder as often as the White Breasted Nuthatch but have the same traits of eating upside down which is their habit. The Red- breasted Nuthatch has a white line by the eye (which is visible on this shot)... black cap, blue gray back, and reddish underparts.

They are more difficult to capture because they are very active birds and don't stay very long. I was thankful that I had my ISO set on 500 because he was moving rapidly up and down the suet block.

The Red-breasted Nuthatch
Was not the easiest to catch.....
As it has a lively spirit
Which is definitely strong!
Still glad for its rare visit,
E'en tho' it wasn't long!
Poetry by me AJP

3 responses

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (4 Feb 2016):

    Excellent capture of this White Breasted Nuthatch bird that moves so quickly, you lucked out when you nailed the bird and got the photo without any blurring!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (4 Feb 2016):

    Ann, I think you meant to say Red-Breasted Nuthatch which is on this image...We see the
    White-Breasted Nuthatch more often on our feeder...thank you for your comment.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (4 Feb 2016):

    a great angle!

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