Monday, October 6, 2008

A white-breasted Nuthatch Beauty


I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful white belly on a bird!

19 comments:

Leedra said...

You captured him so well, and with him talking to you.

Salty said...

Beautiful little bird.

I love watching these little guys run up and down the trees.

HANNIBAL said...

You nailed this one with it's natural pose. The lighting is really complimentaryl! Nice shot!

Eve said...

I just love this little guy Shelley! Great picture too!

Ecobirder said...

Great shot Shelley

fishing guy said...

Shelly: what a great photo. I'm never sure if they are chickadees or nuthatches. Is there an easy way to tell?

The Birdlady said...

That's so lovely...they really love the peanuts, don't they?

T and S said...

Nuthatch is a challenging subject to photograph in the wild. You have done really well here

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photograph. White-breasted nuthatches are year-round here and we just love them.

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Aren't nuthatches darling birds. :D Great capture. We have many nuthatches at our feeder in the winter. We don't feed though until the bears are hibernating. They destory our feeders and claw up the trees in the backyard.

You sure take beautiful photos!!!

Hugs, JJ

Sandy said...

What a great shot!!! So clear and beautiful.

Kathiesbirds said...

How nice to see this little one! She is so pretty! I miss seeing nuthatches. I can find them in the mountains but none live in Sycamore Canyon.

Jenny said...

Hi Shelley
That is such a lovely clean looking bird and a great pose! Great photo. Thanks for sharing.

Shellmo said...

Leedra - thank you - I thought it was funny w/ his long beak open too!

Salty - they are definitely active!

Hannibal - It's so hard to capture a good one when they are running up & down the tree like monkeys!

Eve - Thanks so much!

Eco - I am blushing!

Fishing Guy - It's in the neck - and the nutty has the blue!

Birdlady - I think they love the peanuts the most! Woodpeckers a close 2nd!

T&S - many thank yous!

NC - they are fun birds to have around!

Nature nut - you are smart!

Sandy- I lucked out!

Kathie - glad you thought she was pretty too!

MuseSwings said...

This little guy is SO beautiful! Wonderful picture!

Jayne said...

Oh, I love him Shelley! They are the cutest birds!

Shellmo said...

Muse - glad you like him too!

Jayne - I agree wholeheartedly!

Nick S said...

Nice capture Shelly

Bird Girl said...

I agree, Shelley and he is beautiful in every other way,as well. Wonderful nuthatch shot!