Tuesday, March 3, 2015

White-breasted Nuthatch

 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

I love these well-mannered guys!  Even in summer we  fill our peanut feeder for them - and also for red-breasted nuthatches, and downy and hairy woodpeckers.

 With a sunflower seed

This time of year white-breasted nuthatches often hang around with chickadees. There's safety in numbers plus chickadees are clever at finding where food is, which makes it easier for their nuthatch buddies.

Found a peanut

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE


68 comments:

Knipsa Passtscho said...

These are gorgeous pictures!
Wish I could do that also :))
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Gemma Wiseman said...

The beak seems so long relative to the size of this gorgeous little character.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful captures of these cute birds.

eileeninmd said...

I love the sweet Nuthatch! Great captures and post. Have a happy day!

Gill - That British Woman said...

you always capture so much detail in your photos. Thank you again for sharing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The little nuthatches have such long beaks.. all the better to use the bird feeders :) lovely shots of these wee sweeties Tina.

see you there! said...

Great shots of beautiful birds. I like seeing them getting some food in the snow.

Darla

Hannah said...

I'm always amazed how they can just walk on the tips of their claws. Its back is close in color to the bluish grey of the Canadian Nuthatch here, but the rusty color is just on its underparts. Cute! I like the intrepid pose of the first bird.

Kerri Farley said...

Oh I just LOVE these little birds! Great captures!

Janet said...

Super photography!

The Furry Gnome said...

I've almost always seen them travelling with little flocks of Chickadees.

William Kendall said...

I like them too, and I too have always seen them around chickadees.

Sandra said...

the size of the claws just amaze me.. no wonder they can hold on in the high winds.

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, wonderful pics !

Sharon Anck said...

Such a beautiful series of photos of this cute little fellow!

Kate said...

Perfect photos of this beautiful bird.

DeniseinVA said...

I never knew that, a simbiotoc relationship. Your photos are super EG.

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute. have only seen them a time or two here!

Aimeecakes said...

What an adorable little guy! fabulous photos!!

Mary Hone said...

Such a handsome dude!

Malyss said...

Even in winter and snow , you can find a lot of lovely different guys !

Leora said...

What a beak that bird has! I like how you captured the drama of the nuthatch with seed.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful captures with the nuthatches! And nice that chickadees finding helps other birds in feeding.

Linda W. said...

Nice shots! That bird has a long beak and big feet. I like how you captured the birds with food in their beaks.

Marie said...

They are such lovely little birds! Great photos.

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

We have both at our feeders and I am partial to the chickadees. I've never got a picture of either with a seed in the beak. Well caught.

Giga said...

These beautiful birds are smakoszmi peanut see. Regards.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, these are such cute little ones! And, as always, your captures are superb and, as always, I love all the detail that I would never be able to see otherwise!! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Adam Jones said...

A cracking little bird.

kelley jensen said...

such a pretty little bird!

Andrea Priebe said...

I love the Nut Hatch ... mine hang with the Chicadees as well, but no need to find the food. They spend the day at my feeders and they nest in the trees on my shore. They are comical little characters and like the Chicadee, bordering on freindly. These are great pictures ... Hope your week is off to a good start.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We have both types of nuthatches in the garden They are so much fun to watch with their upside down antics at the feeders.

Frank said...

Super images E.G.

mick said...

Great photos of the Nuthatch and I really like the captures of the ones with the peanut in its bill.

Breathtaking said...

Super captures of these sweet birds.

Ginny said...

These pictures are SO perfect! It looks like you got him to pose for you by bribing him with peanuts! He is so cute! We have a few here, and they do indeed hang out with the chickadees! I love the way they walk down the trees upside down! I have not seen one in quite awhile, so am enjoying these pictures immensely!

HansHB said...

Awesome serie!
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RedPat said...

More pics suitable for your bird book, EG! If you ever do one! ;-))

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Oh ... the third photo is so cute !

Mari said...

Aww they are very cute. I wish I have them closeby.

Small City Scenes said...

One of my very favorite birds---well I have many favorites but I do like the Nuthatches. We just have the Red-breasted here.
MB

VP said...

Caught in the act, all of them! Excellent images, as always...

Cloudia said...

you show these valiant little birds so well



Aloha!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Fantastic pictures of the Nuthatch.

Neil said...

Beautiful photos.

Rose said...

Wonderful images, EG. I love to watch them, too.

Gail Dixon said...

Fantastic shots of the Nuthatch! I'm sitting here green with envy since I have never seen one here, though I know we have them. How interesting that different species band together for safety.

bettyl-NZ said...

What a cute little thing! Love your shots.

Lois said...

What a cutie! I love seeing them in the snow.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Wonderful stuff especially with that background of snow

Amy at love made my home said...

What a beautiful bird!! xx

Hilary said...

I love them too. They sure do pretty up a winter's day, eh?

Nora said...

beautiful little birds, they move so fast they are hard to get good photos like this.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the nuthatch. I have a lot of them here but they are so fast I rarely get good shots.

Susan said...

These are wonderful!

Bethany Carson said...

Excellent shots of a very handsome bird!

roamingpursuits said...

Lovely birds.

Karen said...

Wow, superb captures EG! Splendid!

Randy said...

What a sweet little thing.

Margaret Adamson said...

Superb images of this bird.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Nice pictures ;-)
Céline & Philippe

llandudnopictures said...

They look like real characters, great series!

Donna said...

I love when the nuthatches visit

bailey-road.com said...

Excellent captures of these sweet little birds.

cieldequimper said...

Sweet hungry little bird!

Jack said...

The Canadian Audubon.

Susan said...

How totally sweet. I love the delicate way the seed and nut is held in its beak ! Beautiful photos and lovely colourings :D)

Stephanie said...

Pretty little bird!

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