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Two Nuthatches

During my visit to the feeder I noticed not one type, but tow types of Nuthatches, the White-breasted Nuthatch and the Red-breasted Nuthatch, the latter being the smaller of the two. The White-breasted Nuthatch is described as having a song “yank, yank, yank” a little lower in pitch than the Red-breasted. They travel up and down tree trunks using foot power alone and i find them to be a challenge to capture because they zoom into the feeder from a far away branch then take off to a distant perch. Here , they have stuck around a bit longer, which enabled me to get these shots.

The Red-breasted Nuthatch is the smallest, smaller than a Chickadeepictures 264-2

pictures 269-2

The White-breasted Nuthatchpictures 277-2

pictures 278-2

These were shot using a Canon Rebel XS and a 70-300 mm zoom lens.

8 responses

  1. Maxine Lozinski

    Great shots of the Nuthatches, clear and sharp .

    March 5, 2015 at 12:01 pm

  2. Interesting and so cute.

    March 5, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    • Thanks, I had one land in my hand once , so light.it was thrilling!

      March 5, 2015 at 10:58 pm

  3. Wonderful captures Jane!

    March 5, 2015 at 8:51 pm

  4. Great to see both. I usually on see the white-breasted.

    March 8, 2015 at 11:21 am

    • Usually one or the other is prevalent, so I always enjoy seeing both at the same time.

      March 8, 2015 at 11:41 am

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