Monday, March 25, 2013

Hanging Out In The Cedar Tree

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 Red-breasted (looks more orange to me) Nuthatch,
from the window. I was able to open the window to get these pics. This little guy is pretty tame. (I am healing well, and able to get around better now! I went for a short walk down by the river Sunday afternoon. It didn't yield much photo wise, but it was wonderful to be outside!!) Okay... I did get a pretty awesome Canada Goose photo or two, which I will post next week.
 
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60 comments:

Karen Frost said...

Exquisite detail on this sweet little bird! I am glad that you are healing and able to get outside for a bit! xx

NatureFootstep said...

extremly good images of the lovely little nuthatch. :) Well done!

Elephant's Child said...

I am thrilled that you are starting to get out and about again. I loved the nuthatch - and am really looking forward to the Canada goose post.

Joop Zand said...

Nice bird and a few photo's with great sharpness.

Greetings, Joop

Andy said...

If you can get neat photos like this just by shooting out your window... you are living in great surroundings. Lucky you!

Stewart M said...

Very nice pictures - tame nuthatches? You are very lucky

Cheers (and thinks for the link!)

Stewart M - Melbourne

Buttons said...

Beautiful photos. I am so happy you are able to get outside now all we need is it to warm up a bit and you will feel much better I am sure. Take care OK. B

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Wonderful clarity in this series. Three beautiful poses from this sweet little bird. Glad you are on the mend!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Fantastic bird photography ~ almost looks like he/she is posing for you ~ Enjoy ^_^

Sylvia K said...

I do love your "up close and personal" shots of the birds in your world, Karen!! What a handsome little guy he is!! Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, karen, these are AWESOME shots! so jealous!!! we just don't see nuthatches here. not piney enough, i guess.

so glad you're getting better!!! more mobile is good!

joanne said...

He (she?) is absolutely stunning....the markings, and shading are captured so clearly and colorfully....I love my backyard birds too....

RedPat said...

He's so cute. I like these little guys!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, I like the details such beautiful plumage!

Leena said...

I am happy you got these absolutely brilliant photos! It looks like she/he is posing just for you and wishing good healing!

Munir said...

Sooo Cute. These little birds make my belief in goodness even stronger.

Valerie said...

So sorry to learn of your recent accident Karen. Praying you are soon on the mend and achieving greater mobility without pain. I enjoy the clarity and sharpness of your bird captures immensely - thanks for sharing. Get well soon!

Gary said...

Great close up!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

islandwonder said...

So cute and fluffy! Great shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those birds are going to get used to you -- they'll be eating out of your hand before long ;>)...except pretty soon you'll be all better and spring will come and you'll be outside playing again. The nuthatch is so adorable...wonderful pictures.

Fun60 said...

Glad to hear you are up and about. Wonderful close ups of the nut hatch.

lorik said...

This is absolutely beautiful! The lovely rounded shape, the textures of the bark - but most of all i love the way you have captured the linear patterns of the feathers. Stunning image!!
Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

eileeninmd said...

I just love these cute Nuthatches. Great shots!

Debbie said...

These are beautiful Karen, I am so happy you are feeling better!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh so cute! I love all the detail in the feathers that you've captured.

mick said...

Great close-up photos of the Nuthatch. "Hanging out" is exactly what that bird is doing!

Life Images by Jill said...

exquisite detail. What sort of lens are you using?
I am glad to hear you are recovering, and getting out a bit.
Have a wonderful week, and thank you for stopping by my blog today.

LifeRamblings said...

such beautiful birds. i hope you'll continue to feel better. take care.

Liz said...

Beautiful photos.

My MoM entry.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful detail!

ladyfi said...

What wonderful detail!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful shots! :)

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the adorable nuthatch.

EG CameraGirl said...

They are such handsome birds. Beautiful captures!

HansHB said...

Nice post for the theme!
Well done!

Rambling Woods said...

I am glad to hear you are healing well Karen..it must have been so good to get out.. Cute little nutty, I have had one here for the winter. Thank you for all the support.. feel better.. hugs..Michelle

Carletta said...

WOW! These are wonderful shots!
Sweet little fellow!
Glad to hear you are on getting better - good news!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How very PRECIOUS they are, sweet images!

Ken Schneider said...

Glad you are feeling better. Gorgeous nuthatch photos!

Karen said...

It must be good to get out and about a bit. wonderful shots of this pretty little bird.

i stora drag said...

Glad to hear your healing goes well!
Adorable photos of this little nuthatch! It looks like your were standing right beside the bird! :)
Greetings Pia

Ebie said...

Karen, these are beautiful close ups. I bet, its like a sweet harmony hearing those birds chirping in the morning!

Les... said...

incredibly clear and ultra sharp pics of a terrific subject!!

wow, the mix of textures is just perfect and seem so real that you can almost "feel" them *VBS*

Nicki said...

I get most of my bird pictures from the back door or windows as well - but none as magnificent as these. (guessing I need to find some birds with poorer hearing skills because they take off as soon as I approach)

SandyCarlson said...

Incredible images!

Wally Jones said...

Superb images of the Nuthatch! Very nice detail.
Glad you're healing and hope you're fully recovered soon.

Dave said...

Wonderful images of a super bird, very well done

Dave

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Perfect!!! Such a fluffy beautiful creature. And you've managed to capture its personality I think.

DeniseinVA said...

Fantastic pictures, so sharp and clear. Makes this little nuthatch's personality really stand out.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

lovely shots of the little nuthatch, a fast moving little guy to get. Great blog, with even greater shots. cheers.

Laura said...

absolutely beautiful Karen!

SandyCarlson said...

What a beauty!

Rebecca said...

What wonderful photos! I can almost feel the texture of the feathers... Thanks for sharing :)

Pat said...

Great captures!

Deanna said...

oh wonderful capture of that sweet little one...glad you are feeling better and able to get out of the house!!

beyondzephyr.com said...

Such beautiful bird, and fantastic capture, Karen!

Happy Easter!

Maria @ LSS said...

Gorgeous bird! Hope you'd join us too at Orange You Glad It's Friday.

Kiran palwasha said...

Sooo cute. Brilliant images. though i visited you blog for the first time but i am loving to stay here. Its all about nature and i love nature So i am following you now.

Have a nice day.

Me said...

These little guys have been some of my favorites all winter. I`ll miss them when they head north this summer. Lovely photo`s of the Nuthatch.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love nuthatches! Such adorable little clowns they are.