Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Which Way Is Up

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Red-breasted Nuthatches are blue-gray birds with strongly patterned heads: a black cap and stripe through the eye broken up by a white stripe over the eye. The underparts are rich rusty-cinnamon, paler in females.

Nuthatches move quickly over trunks and branches probing for food in crevices and under flakes of bark. They creep up, down, and sideways without regard for which way is up, and they don’t lean against their tail the way woodpeckers do. Flight is short and bouncy.
 
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39 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love these cuties! wish we got to see them here. i've seen a white-breasted nuthatch here but very rarely!

HansHB said...

Lovely photos!
Great photowork!
We do have this bird in Norway too!

Debbie said...

great capture, awesome title!!

i get the white breasted ones all the time, this is the first year i am getting the red breasted ones!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love these little guys, too! What great shots, Karen!! Hope your day is going well!

Carole M. said...

a lovely bird to see from my side of the world; beautiful photographs

Ellie said...

Ah these are lovely shots!!

Gary said...

He's a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos and a beautiful little bird.

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous shots. I can never see any of them without thinking of a sour neck. :)

Joop Zand said...

Nice post Karen.....lovely bird.

Dina J said...

Great shots! I still have yet to see these birds. We get a few of them in Florida in the winter but they are pretty rare.

Yoshi said...

So cute and you did a great capture!
Have a wonderful week.

Les... said...

what a terrific blog - interesting info and crystal clear pics of a fascinating, cute little bird, he looks a bit like an Aussie Finch *S*

eileeninmd said...

Another one of my favorite birds, great shots of the nuthatch!

Buttons said...

I love nuthatches great shots. B

Saun said...

They are the cutest little things love 'em

Pam ;) said...

I love these cute little guys.. wish we had them here in south Florida.
Fantastic shots, Karen.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Nuthatches are such cute little birds. I haven't been able to get any to come to my feeders.

Jim said...

Beautiful shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful little bird!

Jesh St Germain said...

Excellent pics -so sharp! Thanks for visiting my blog:)

Rajesh said...

Very cute little bird.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful captures of this sweet bird!

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Carol L McKenna said...

Awesome photos ~ of nature's darlings ~

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i stora drag said...

Very nice pictures!
We do have this bird here in Sweden too!
Greetings Pia

Helene Titsch said...

Beautiful shots...spot-on focus and great colors!

Amanda said...

Sweet little bird!

Hailey said...

Very cute!

Valerie said...

Spectacular captures Karen - love the clarity and definition in the images. Thanks for sharing (and stopping by my blog).

Carletta said...

Terrific shots!
I've learned to be patient with these little guys otherwise it's all butt shots. :)

Larry said...

Awesome captures of the Red-breasted Nuthatch Karen! I love these little guys! They are so lively ;-)

Carver said...

I love nuthatches. You captured this one so well.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely little Nuthatches!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Karen these are so cute! You perfectly captured their impish personalities as they feed up and down the trees; something I love to watch!!!

Martha Z said...

They do seem to more as easily down the tree as up.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

These are gorgeous! I wish we had nuthatches here (if we do I haven't seen any). Love the tongue in the last shot. Wow.

Pat said...

Great shots of the Nuthatches!

pragmaticsoul said...

I love these shots, Karen! Such a beautiful bird!