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:

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

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

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  3. 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!!

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

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

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

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  7. Great photos and a beautiful little bird.

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

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  9. Nice post Karen.....lovely bird.

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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*

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

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  14. They are the cutest little things love 'em

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

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

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

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  18. Beautiful captures of this sweet bird!

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  19. Great and interesting post. I like it.
    I also invite you to my blog. ;)
    Yours. Have a nice day.
     
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  20. Awesome photos ~ of nature's darlings ~

    A Creative Harbor ^_^

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

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

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

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

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

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  26. I love nuthatches. You captured this one so well.

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

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

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  29. 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.

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  30. Great shots of the Nuthatches!

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

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