Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Nuthatch/Wild Bird

 Female white-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta Carolinensis)

Active and agile, nuthatches are often seen traveling upside-down down a trunk or hanging sideways on a feeder. Their name comes from their habit of inserting seeds (or nuts) into tree bark and then banging them with their beaks to "hatch" the tasty insides.

Another view

Nuthatches can become quite tame, though a bit more wary of humans than chickadees are.
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

55 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Love your cute Nuthatch photos. They are fun birds, I have seen photos of people handfeeding the nuthatches. Thanks for sharing!

see you there! said...

Another beautiful bird. You are really good at the bird photos. I enjoy them all.

Darla

Buttons said...

I love Nuthatches awesome shots. B

Pam :) said...

Beautiful captures of the Nuthatch. I haven't seen any around here.

jabblog said...

I didn't know the origin of the name:-) I love seeing nuthatches on the feeders - such beautiful little birds.

Sandra said...

so beautiful and i did not know abut bashing the seeds on the trees, makes perfect sense

Lowell said...

That's a beautiful little nutcase...oops, you said "Nuthatch." Well, any bird that beats its head against a tree... :-)

Hope you're doing OK!

Taken For Granted said...

This is one of the few birds that stays the winter around here. Always glad to see them.

Lowell said...

Hi EG! Re your question on Images: the owl was sitting in a tree but I think it was much bigger than a traditional tree ornament. I really don't know what it was for but I liked the thing!

Brian King said...

Those are fantastic shots! Nice job! I'm hoping we see some nuthatches this year. We didn't have any last winter.

Modesto Viegas said...

Well done!

TexWisGirl said...

lovely! wish we saw more here!

Indrani Ghose said...

Wow! Neat captures.

Farida said...

The local birds I see in our place is brown and plain. These are colorful and beautiful. Enjoy the rest of the week :)

i stora drag said...

Ah, at last I see a bird I also have in my garden here in Sweden! Very good shots on this quick little fellow. I think they are fun to look at!
Greetings Pia

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a cheekily cute little gal!

llandudnopictures said...

Great catch, they look like very nimble birds!

Liz said...

What a lovely bird!

Nette Cecilia said...

Very nice shot ,Nette

RedPat said...

I've been surprised how trusting and tame they are. Good shots of this cute one.

Muffy's Marks said...

They come to our feeders also. I love watching their quirky little movements!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are such a fun bird to watch...great pictures!

mick said...

Great photos of an interesting bird.

Adam Jones said...

That's a new variety of Nuthatch for me. Super shots.

Carletta said...

That first shot is quite lovely!
I love to watch these crazy little guys flitter around.

Janet said...

Cute birds with quite a beak! Great pictures.

Ellie said...

Lovely shots of that lovely wee bird. :)

Anni said...

Fantastic images of a great bird!!!

Gary said...

Nice capture!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Fjällripan said...

Great photos of your nuthatch!! It looks a little different to ours.../Susanne

Randy said...

Excellent close up on that first shot.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a pretty looking bird.

Gill

Gill - That British Woman said...

what a pretty looking bird.

Gill

Liva`s said...

Great shots of a beautiful bird ! Greetings from Liva

bettyl said...

That's just cute!

Carver said...

I love nuthatches. The ones that live here are quite shy. They use my nesting boxes in the spring. I see them frequently year round but if they see me they keep their distance.

Neal said...

Wow....you got some great shots!

Ann said...

Any snow in your place? My friend in Alberta says it is terrible there. Reminds me of when I was in Windsor.

Lois Evensen said...

What a pretty little bird. :) Great images.

Michelle said...

A little beauty!

Stephanie said...

Good capture.

Paul in Powell River said...

Lovely, lovely bird!!

Stewart M said...

What wonderful birds nuthatch are - we dont not get them in Australia. Great pictures.

Thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Australia

Mary Howell Cromer said...

One of my favorite birds, and you got some wonderful images!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos! Nuthatches (a different species) are just moving into Scotland, so whenever we see one it's a cause of great excitement!

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots! They are such cute little birds.

Small City Scenes said...

I love the little Nuthatches. They travel around here with the Chickadees. MB

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful shots of the nuthatch. :)

Wally Jones said...

Nice images! Love to watch nuthatches climing "down" a tree trunk!

Rose said...

Wonderful captures...I just love these birds.

Neil said...

Beautiful bird.

Everything Changes said...

Interesting beak. I have had a bird visit that I am having trouble identifying. Similar color, but not the beak.

kelley jensen said...

fantastic!

Snowcatcher said...

I saw the word nuthatch pop up in my reader earlier in the week and didn't have a chance then to view this, so I've been anxious ever since then to come back and see it. What a beautiful bird, and you've captured the perfect portrait of it!

Splendid Little Stars said...

beautiful capture of a beautiful bird!

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