Tuesday, October 7, 2014

They're Back


Red-breasted Nuthatch
 
Every October, I keep a close watch on my feeders for these little birds.
It's always a thrill to see them when they arrive.
 
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45 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

What a great photo! And a little darling of a bird. I have never seen any of these around here, just his cousin the white breasted nuthatch.

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous shot!

Nancy J said...

Such a sweetie, and I would be having an eye out for their arrival too. Balanced perfectly, I hope we get to see some more. Cheers,Jean

eileeninmd said...

They are one of my favorites too, They are so cute. I hope to see some this winter.. Have a happy day!

Andy said...

I like his colours.

Mersad said...

Marvelous capture. I like how the little guy is holding on to his food.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Icy BC said...

Beautiful shot of a gorgeous bird!

Bethany Carson said...

Good shot and neat-looking bird!

David Gascoigne said...

I hope they return to my feeders soon. I haven't seen one so far this year.

TexWisGirl said...

so very beautiful! love their rich, russet chests!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photo. I haven't seen any yet.

EG CameraGirl said...

AH! Your feeder and red-breasted nuthatch look a lot like mine! I love these birds!

Muffie said...

Isn't it gorgeous! I love that beautiful blue color. This one's a keeper!

Linda W. said...

Great capture! You got the bird with food in it's beak.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful bird and you do get the most incredible captures, Karen! They just blow my mind! Thanks for sharing, as always!!

Debbie said...

that's a great snap and perfect timing!!

i have not seen mine yet!!!

Nette Cecilia said...

Perfekt photo ,nette

Margaret Adamson said...

How wonderful that they are back at your feeders. fantastic shot

Andrew Fulton said...

I have Nuthatches visit my garden now and again... yours looks wonderful.

Frank said...

Karen, that's a fabulous shot of your colourful Nuthatch.

Janet Shaw said...

Wonderful Photo!

mick said...

Perfect capture with the bird with the nut in its beak.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shot of this cutie!

Ela said...

Such a beautiful bird and a lovely photo !

RedPat said...

Hurray! So sweet, Karen.

Andrea Priebe said...

The Red breasted Nut Hatches do migrate while our little white breasted Nut Hatches stay all winter. A few years back I had a little Red Breasted Nut Hatch spend the winter at my feeder. He clearly was having a hard time with the very cold weather so I started putting meal worms out for him ... he made it to Spring and then was off. What a funny little character he was. Great pictures, Karen.

Andrea @ From the Sol

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Exciting to find they've returned isn't it?

Great perspective and such wonderful clarity.

Gail Dixon said...

Lucky, lucky girl! But very skillful with the camera. Excellent!!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful little bird.
Those colors are so pretty.

Felicia said...

another great image Karen.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful shot!

Marie said...

Glad you have your little visitors again! Lovely shot.

Susan (ABON) said...

Splendid shot of a beautiful little bird- it's easy to understand your anticipation of its arrival.

Phil Slade said...

A lovely capture Karen. You need to be quick with the moment of the peanut in the bird's bill and you clearly were.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a wonderful photo! I love nuthatches and they're very uncommon in Scotland (ours are a different species). I was delighted to see one the other day...

NatureFootstep said...

always fun to see the nuthatches. :)

Bethany Carson said...

Good shot!

sallie (fulltime-Life.com) said...

It would certainly thrill me! Thanks for sharing ... they are just adorable birds.

Christian Weiß said...

Great observation.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I have been seeing more hanging in the garden.

Rambling Woods said...

I will watch for them too!.... Michelle

Stewart M said...

Wonderful little bird and a great picture. I really like these birds that help us mark the turning of the year.

I think that much of the wildlife around Halls Gap is rather used to having people about - so they don't run away as fast!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Rebecca said...

One of my favorites! Love watching them move around from all directions. Great shot! :)

Pat said...

Beautiful shot!

Adam Jones said...

That's a cracking bird and great picture.