Thursday, October 29, 2009

Brown Headed Nuthatch and others for

Brownheaded Nuthatch seen at Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, to see more critters click on my Camera Critter link on my sidebar. Thank to Misty Dawn for hosting Camera Critters.


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Red Breasted Nuthatch on my deck railing



White Breasted Nuthatch also seen on my deck railing




Pictures have been cropped for a closer view, thanks for stopping by to see my birds. Thanks to Michell at Rambling Woods 
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45 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Beautiful capture!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: How neat, not a bird I have seen before.

koala said...

Funny how the is feathers re so fluffy. And I love the owl below. Amazing captures!

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely photo. It looks so quiet, adn comfy.

Carver said...

I love nuthatches. You got some great shots of them. There are quite a few that live in my yard/garden but the move so fast they are hard to photograph.

Thanks for visiting my nature notes and to answer your question the berries are from bittersweet vines.

Gel said...

These are adorable. The nuthatch looks at home on your deck. (I used to have birds visit my deck until the raccoons ate the birdseed.) I miss those days. I'm going to try some other birder hints to keep away the coons. BTW, LOVE your blog header!

YC said...

Thanks for visiting our blog... yours is as interesting...

Squirrel said...

Lovely photos Eileen!!

SandyCarlson said...

These are very lovely birds. Well done, my friend.

Mary said...

I've never seen a Brown-Headed Nuthatch....how pretty. The other two I am used to, but always very welcome visitors. Nuthatches are such clowns to watch as they go every which way.

dsmcaron said...

It looks fuzzy and cute. And I agree about it looking quiet and comfy. Perhaps that's one reason people watch birds?

Dina said...

Aww, you have such sweet little birds to watch.
Thanks for your visit. In answer to your comment:
The other cats I saw in Tiberias a few blocks from the lake foraged in dumpsters and looked very poor and thin. This cat was healthy looking, maybe because its territory is the beach and the Promenade along the Sea, which is full of fish restaurants. Tasty scraps.

Snap said...

Eileen, great shots. So lovely! I could sit back, relax and watch these little guys all day.

Tricia said...

You really snapped some great shots of these birdies! You must have a ton of patience!

Happy Halloween & Have a Great Weekend

Carletta said...

Great shots!
I have a couple of little birds visiting my hanging plants and scratching in them. I have no idea what they are or what they're doing. :)

Martha in PA said...

Wonderful shots. We've got a bird feeder, but I need to get a pole, the birds don't seem to want to come to the patio where I have it hanging. Could it be the scarecrow or perhaps the cat that is always sitting in the door watching them?

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Carolyn Ford said...

These are such beautiful shots...I wish I knew more about birds but I always appreciate their great beauty very much. I often photograph them but don't know their names...lovely little critters!

Jenn Jilks said...

Another wonderful nature nut! Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !

Great photos.

MyMaracas said...

Great shots. I love to watch nuthatches scoot around on trees, defying gravity. Very cute birds.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

Beautiful photos of these feathered visitors ... thanks for sharing ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

We love Luna said...

Just adorable birds!
Happy camera critters
purrs and love
Luna - We love Luna

maiaT said...

Wonderful bird photos. All your blogs have so beautiful pictures.
Have a great weekend!

Squirrel said...

Beautiful photos. I love all three of those birds. Thanks for sharing.

Janie said...

Great bird photos! I'm happy to have the nuthatches differentiated.

Coy said...

Don't you just love to watch these little critters run up and down trees as if defying gravity!

Nice shots Eileen and good catch with the snowy owl I take it from your post that they are uncommon this far south.

You asked some time ago if any birds eat poke, pop over to see your proof.

Samson said...

NIce capture's Eileen, have a great weekend :)

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What nice looking photos! I have trouble getting good photos before birds fly away.

Thanks for visiting my cc post.

Ebie said...

Nice shots Eileen, good thing you know their names, cause I don't. I am learning their names one at a time.

Thanks.

Gallicissa said...

Looks like your deck railing is a magnet for birds. Wonderful blog!

Stine in Ontario said...

I enjoy watching nuthatches as they are sometimes characters!

eden said...

woww.. i love your entry, so beautiful..

thanks for coming by

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love the nuthatches. I've never seen the brown-headed nuthatch before.

Nicole said...

Those are beautiful!
The birds don't always have to be big ones ;D

mick said...

Very interesting birds and a great series of photos.

NatureFootstep Birds said...

Beautiful and charming birds. Those varieties you show here we don´t have.
Have a great week. :)

Wren said...

Nice! Nuthatches of all kinds are sooooooooooooo cute.

Calico Crazy said...

What great captures! I've heard people talk about nuthatches, but I'd never seen one.

Calico Contemplations

Shelley Munro said...

They're cute. I've never heard of Nuthatches before.

Amy said...

I didn't realize the range of all three of these Nuthatch species overlapped. I have only seen the Brown-headed once, what a cutie and what a darling call it has! Here (northern Illinois) we only regularly have White-breasted, and Red-breasted when we are lucky.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

I'll trade your Brown-headed for a Pygmy. :-)

Neil said...

Good to have them come so close to you.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh boy all three nuthatches. I have white-breasted all year and the occasional red-breasted and I get so excited. Lovely post for Nature Notes... Michelle

Larry Jordan said...

Great seeing three species of nuthatch together Eileen. That Brown-headed Nuthatch would be a lifer for me.

I read that they are one of the few birds that have been documented using tools. Apparently, they use pine bark chips to pry off other bark chips while they forage.

Kelly said...

I have never seen a Brown-headed Nuthatch, and we just had our first Red-breasted Nuthatch here last week! Love all your photos...nuthatches are such fun little birds!

Kerri said...

We have White breasted here - but I've never seen the other two...I would LOVE to!