Monday, February 23, 2009

My Nutty Feathered Friend


This nuthatch visits each afternoon and spends the better part of his time walking upside down on the side of the tree. His behavior is just like the yellow bellied woodpecker in that he grabs a sunflower seed from the feeder and then jams it into a place in the tree and uses that leverage to get the shell off of the seed. He is quick and darting in behavior and hard to capture with the camera. (Click to enlarge.)

7 comments:

One Woman's Journey said...

I will be so thrilled to see birds like this. Nothing like that here in the city. Maybe there are some in the country.

Tabor said...

One Woman, you may be surprised that raccoon also appeared at the bird feeder recently. I don't know if you will be so glad to see those!

Scarlet said...

What a beautiful bird. I should photograph the iguanas for you. They'll be coming around soon.

Endment said...

You caught some lovely shots of the nuthatch - they sure don't pose for photos

Hilary said...

Wonderful shots! I know how difficult the Nuthatch is to capture. I've not managed a decent photo of them yet. Good going. :)

Tabor said...

I did photoshop the sharpness a little with Paint Shop Pro, I must admit!

Annie in Austin said...

That's a lovely little bird, Tabor and you caught it in action. I wondered if they ever show up in Austin, but the map on the Cornell bird site said not likely. Too bad.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose