Saturday, December 28, 2013

White-breasted Nuthatch

 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

I love these agile little birds!  This one was making fast trips to and from the feeder, which made me suspect he was not eating all the seeds but perhaps  hiding some of them.

 Upside-down

I wasn't the only one watching. So was a sweet little hairy woodpecker. And guess what! As soon as the nuthatch hid his seeds and left, the woodpecker sneaked in and took the hidden seeds.

Looking away, perhaps suspecting something

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47 comments:

Revrunner said...

Sigh! Just means that a nuthatch's work is never done.

eileeninmd said...

I just love the cute Nuthatches..Adorable photos..Wishing you all the best in 2014 and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Kate said...

What clever little animals. Beautiful, too, as you have photographed them.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I haven't seen any around here recently? They are cute little birds. Great shots.

Gill

JM said...

Great captures. I especially like the top one.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little birds!

Our photos said...

What a beautiful photos!

The Furry Gnome said...

Great pictures! I hear them a lot more than I see them.

Rajesh said...

Very cute bird.

Birdman said...

These guys frequent my feeders too. Welcomed guests.

Judy said...

Wonderful captures! I just love watching these guys at the feeder, one hit the window the other day and was stunned for a bit. I worried the cat would end up getting it so I stood guard. I seem to be doing that a lot lately :)

TexWisGirl said...

really sweet bird!

VioletSky said...

I haven't seen either of these birds - yet. You got some great detail in these shots.

Lowell said...

Woodpeckers are really sneaky! I think they are squirrels with feathers! Cute shots, though.

"Dripping icicles"? Boy, I haven't seen those in a long time. But as a kid we'd pull the long pointy ones off and lick them. Probably not a smart thing to do...

rainfield61 said...

They are so close, and of course, beautiful.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

An interesting observation. I'll watch ours more closely and see if they are doing likewise and getting robbed in the process.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute little Nuthatch! I have one that visits my feeder but he is so quick that I can never get a photo.

Pamela Gordon said...

Awww, that woodpecker was smart, the nuthatch not so. :( Great photos. They are such sweet birds. I haven't seen one here yet this winter.

Terri Buster said...

Cute little guys! Great shots!

Phil Slade said...

A cracking little nuthatch you have there, quite different from our European Nuthatch. You made some interesting observations about the woodpecker stealing the nuthatch's stash of food.

Mama Zen said...

These are gorgeous!

Debbie said...

they are clever and beautiful!! i get them at my feeders in new jersey!!

Chris Rohrer said...

Nuthatches are such amazing acrobats!!! Love to see them jumping around various trees. Surprisingly they can be found in Tucson during the winter. Happy New Year!

Gail Dixon said...

Awww, he thought no one was looking. He's going to be disappointed when he returns to his hiding place. My dog does the same thing with her food and the other two dogs always find it before she can return.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A sneaky woodpecker! I've seen the jays watch where squirrels bury peanuts and go and help themselves.
Survival of the fittest!
Have a happy new year.
Judith

Ela said...

Great photo and beautiful birds !
Greetings

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images of a lovely little bird..

Linda W. said...

Cute little bird. Great photos!

Jenny said...

Nuthatches are my favourite winter bird. They deserve a photo shoot.
Great pics of these perky little fellows.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely pictures of this bird.

RedPat said...

I love these little guys too, EG!

Mersad said...

Beautiful finds! Have a great rest of the weekend!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great nature shots ~ love the little bird ~ Happy New Year coming your way ~ carol, xxx

Carole M. said...

that was an interesting observation; how crafty! Great photos

Red Nomad OZ said...

What a great 1st shot - it almost makes me dizzy just looking at it!!!

Randy said...

They are such sweet little birds.

Michelle said...

That last photo is my favorite.

Small City Scenes said...

I just love those little dickens. We have the Red-breasted Nuthatch here. So cute!! MB

Beth Edwards said...

i love wood peckers. so pretty! ( :

Jack said...

EG, you do such a wonderful job of capturing these birds.

Indrani said...

Very neat captures!

Viera said...

Absolutely gorgeous...great job...

llandudnopictures said...

Little beauties, bet you had a stiff neck after taking those!

edenhills said...

So cute! These are great captures!

William Kendall said...

Terrific shots, EG!

I was watching a pair of them this morning at a feeder...

Pia said...

This is such a cute and interesting little bird.

Happy New Year to you!

Rose said...

That is just too funny that the woodpecker stole what he hid!

I love the nuthatches, too...love watching them go up and down the trunk of trees...well, mostly down I guess.

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