Monday, December 22, 2008

The joy of the Nuthatch

What is joy?
It is a bird
That we all want to catch.
It is the same bird
That we all love to see flying

- Sri Chinmoy



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26 comments:

Daisy said...

What a cute little bird! In that second picture, I think he is saying, "Hey, who let the paparazzi in here." :D Great shots, Shelley!

Mildred said...

Cute is the best description I have also!

Vickie said...

Aren't they funny?! I love these guys. Beautiful photos.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great pictures of the Nuthatch.
I have not had the best of luck with this little brd,he is to fidgety.
Blessings,Ruth

John said...

Nice shots. I like the shape of the nuthatch bill.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley, You always get the best pictures of your babies... I love the Nuthatches. We have them every day---but they disappear when I pull out the camera. They are just gorgeous birds!
Hugs,
Betsy

Natural Moments said...

No grasping to catch birds for me anymore. I used to band birds, but that is ancient history now. That metaphor has dissapated. Now the goal is to soar like a bird by becoming what ever we want to be. :)

Beautiful White Breasted Nuthatch photos.

Denise said...

He's so darn cute!

Eve said...

Wonderful pictures Shelley! You can always hear that little feller coming with their nasaly notes!

Jayne said...

What glorious photos Shelley! Love him!

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Awesome nuthatch shots, Shell!!! Beautiful. You are a master painter of bird photography. :D

Happy Holidays!!!

Hugs, JJ

gina said...

great shots! i love this little bird...maybe because it's one i rarely see.

Deb said...

These two Nuthatch photos are beautiful Shelley!

NCmountainwoman said...

Sweet photographs of such a cute bird. We love watching them scurrying up and down the trees.

HANNIBAL said...

Great nuthatch shots! I love these guys!

Nick S said...

Lovely shot of this little fella. The flash lit up his eye too I see :-)

Sandy said...

beautiful nuthatch...great photos.

Leedra said...

And you caught him so well. We hunt with our cameras so we can continue to hunt. We are smarter than the hunters that carry a gun.

Roy said...

Hi Shelley,
I was glad to be able to visit your blog and see all the excellent photos of birds. It gives me a good insight into bird life in your part of the World. Thanks

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

Is that a chickadee? I love the words. We want to watch them soaring in the sky, yet we'd love to have them close up and personal! Yet can't have both!
Brenda

jalynn01 said...

beautiful shots of a hard to get bird. The first picture he looks like he is being shy. Merry Christmas!!

Gardener's Garden said...

These are sooooo sweet!

MuseSwings said...

He's looking extra pretty for the holidays!

Heather said...

I don't know what it is about them, but Nuthatches (the white-breasted ones, anyway) remind me of distinguished old men - and I mean that in the nicest way. Happy Holidays to you and yours, Shelly!

thannhausen said...

Hallo Shelley,

perhaps some interesting link.

http://www.writespirit.net/

All the best.

Richard / Germany

BumbleVee said...

hiya Shelley...just hopped over from Sandy's blog....and want to say what beautiful bird photos you have!
now I'm off to scroll through more....thanks for giving us such a great look at all these birdies....I feel as though I could reach out and touch them!