Saturday, October 17, 2009

Camera Critters: White-breasted Nuthatch

Regardless of how often I see these perky little birds running up and down trees, when I have the camera ready I’m always clicking away hoping for a better pose or a better background or better lighting than what I already have.

This shot bathed in the warm light of the evening sun with the reds and greens of poke weed for a background makes this one of my favorite captures of the White-breasted Nuthatch.

Our drought has finally been broken with a cold rain that has been falling for the past three days. Temperatures have hovered from the mid to upper 30’s F making this feel more like late November than mid October.

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18 comments:

eileeninmd said...

The Nuthatch is a great bird and your photo is wonderful too. They are fun to watch climbing around the trees.
Thanks for sharing your critter.

Carletta's Captures said...

Lovely shot!
Both lighting and background worked well.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Gorgeous shot, Coy!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is great.I have trouble getting a good picture of them,they are always on the move.
Blessings,Ruth

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice shot!

I played too :)

Squirrel said...

Nice photo with good composition. A combination that is hard to get. Well done.

Elaine said...

Lovely!

Montanagirl said...

That's a terrific shot of the Nutchatch. I have a bit of trouble getting a good capture of one of those. Nice job.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

The nuthatches are busy here too. Eating all day long.

imac said...

Pretty little bird Coy and a great shot.

Calico Crazy said...

Great photo, that little nuthatch looks like he is quite busy.

Calico Contemplations

Chris said...

This is a very nice shot Coy.. Of a bird I will not see over here. I'm happy that you finally got some rain! I guess I can send you more if you want, cause here it has been raining non-stop for three days!

Kerri said...

Great capture! I LOVE these little birds!!

Tom said...

I see our Nuthatches once in a while... but even if I spend an hour or two in our woodlands its getting rarer now. I have more chance of seeing these at bird feeders.

photowannabe said...

Terrific shot Salty. You are really able to capture wild life at its best.

Joy said...

Terrific photo - thanks for sharing!

Meggie said...

Was 29 degrees during my Monday AM walk. I'm betting it was cold in your town also. Hopefully we're in for some pretty nice weather on Wednesday and Thursday. Enjoy! Nice shot of the nuthatch, Salty.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Salty: I also like to see this bird and its upsidedown antics.