Thursday, November 6, 2008

White-breasted Nuthatch

Last weekend my wife and I spent a couple of hours at Pike Lake.
This is a great place not too far from town, where you can find White-breasted Nuthatches.
They are quite tame, and will sometimes come down to your outstretched hand to take food, along with the even tamer Black-capped Chickadees that are always present.
I got some photos of them feeding from my wife's hand which I will post soon.

For now , here are some photos I got of this handsome bird
( click to enlarge ):







This is what a Nuthatch will do when a Chickadee gets too close :

11 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful shots. I really like the poses and the bird is such a cutie! :-)

Nick S said...

Thankyou. They are even cuter when they land on your hand and make their little honking sound :-)

HANNIBAL said...

Wow, I absolutely LOVE that last one! (They are all exceptional!) I can't imagine ever getting mine to feed from my hand, but I have never tried, so thanks for the idea!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fantastic shots.

Nick S said...

Thanks guys :-)

The Birdlady said...

Perfect - you captured not only his beauty, but his personality!

Bird Girl said...

Excellent images of a bird that is often difficult to capture with any personality - as Birdlady said - you did it!

T and S said...

Its beautiful to see closeup images of this species. In India they are very shy. lovely bokeh and very well composed as well

Nick S said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

John Theberge said...

Great shots, I especially like the second two. I was just out raking the yard and noticed a bunch of chickadees flying around my trees and there were a few nuthatches too. You've inspired me to try and get out there and get some photos.

Shellmo said...

Can't wait to see the nuthatches on the hand!