Monday, 27 January 2014

Nuthatch


I was pleased to discover that the Nuthatch normally resident in the woodland that runs along the Northern edge of the Parkland where I walk, still resides there in small numbers. 
I observed three together there in recent days. 
I am able to gauge their presence as they frequently visit a tree stump in that woodland where people leave bird food out.  
I have certainly observed them there now for quite a number of years.





"Which way is Up."






41 comments:

  1. Geweldig mooi wat een heerlijke serie van dit vlugge vogeltje.

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  2. One of my favourite birds. We have two in the garden. I enjoyed looking at your photos- super :-)

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  3. Lovely series Roy!
    I like the presentation of "which way is up"!
    It fits that species perfectly! LOL!
    I have made few photos up to now: the weather is too mild, they stay in the woods.
    Cheers, keep well!

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  4. Very nice Roy, sharpness and colours are great. Good question: which way is up :-).

    Regards,
    Marianne

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    1. Thanks Marianne. I'm not sure he knows sometimes.{:))

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  5. Lovely photos of the nuthatch. I haven't seen one for a long time. I wish they'd come to my feeders here!

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    1. Thanks Wendy, they like a mix of big deciduous and evergreen trees.

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  6. Sweet captures of one of my favorite birds. I especially like the collage you put together.

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  7. Cracking pics of a beautiful bird, Roy... great that they are staying...

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  8. I love your Nuthatch! Since you call it "Nuthatch" I'm assuming you only have one, like "Wren"?

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  9. Yes Steve we only have the one. He looks like he has a mask on, just like the old 'Highwaymen.'

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  10. Hey Roy... Very nice set of photo's of a sweet little bird!! For me it is a rusty breasted nuthatch , because we have the white one to !!

    Tiny little acrobat!!

    grace

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  11. Hi Roy. I am back in BLOGGERLAND again. Hurray! These series of shots are stunning. Light and clarity is fantastic. Love the collage also, certainly suits the bird in all positions.

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  12. Hello Roy
    oh yes, you are lucky to meet the Nuthatch.
    When i see them, i can't to shoot, they move too
    Very very greats pictures !!!!

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  13. A fantastic series Roy, this little Nuthatch is gorgeous! I have thoroughly enjoyed catching up with your other posts too this morning.

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  14. This is really wonderful Roy. How far you got here from the tree and with what lens you have these nuthatches photographed?
    Really thick complimeten

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    1. Thanks Helma, I was using a Panasonic 100-300mm lens at 300mm which in DSLR terms is actually 600mm.

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    2. Thank you for your explanation and Roy have a nice lens 300 mm.

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  15. A very beautiful little bird. Nothing more fun then watching a nuthatch go up and down the tree. They are so intent on where they are going and what they are doing. Just a joy to watch. Great photos of this one. Looks like our Red-breasted Nuthatch.

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    1. Thanks Mary, yes they are similar, but not the same species.

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  16. Ah, I love these! We used to have a pair in our garden but I haven't seen them for a few years now:( As you say, "which way is up?" I always think their nails are very long.

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    1. Thanks Sweff, yes they need long nails for hanging on to the bark of trees.{:))

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  17. I love nuthatches, such pretty little birds. I'm lucky enough to have a pair who visit my garden every day and come really close to the house.

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    1. Thanks D. They are special little birds I think.

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  18. A very fluffy example Roy! My favourite bird - thanks for some great shots.

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  19. ...these photos are wonderful. You can pick up their snappy little way of moving from the series--nuthatches are hard to photograph sometimes because of that movement! Love this fella's coloring as well.

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  20. I know I say it every time but I am so envious of your Nuthatches (we have none here in East Yorkshire) and this series of photos is fantastic :-)

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    1. Thanks David, I will see if I can find some more.{:))

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  21. I have a Nuthatch making regular visits my nutfeeders, lovely birds, so lovely to see one in my garden.

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    1. That is brilliant that you get them in the garden Lyn.

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