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 Chickadee
These were shot using a Canon Rebel XS and a 70-300 mm zoom lens.
Great shots of the Nuthatches, clear and sharp .
March 5, 2015 at 12:01 pm
Thanks, pleased at your comments.
March 5, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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
Wonderful captures Jane!
March 5, 2015 at 8:51 pm
March 5, 2015 at 10:57 pm
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