Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Feeling nutty...



I love how the huthatches hang out with the Chickadees at the bird feeders. The chickadees have been quite bold and like to land on my head as I fill the feeders.



The leaves are at about 75%. Fall has been slow in coming. I'm looking forward to my winter bird arrivals!

34 comments:

jalynn01 said...

The nuthatch is cute. but I just love the fall foliage picture with the water and trees! Awesome.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I agree with jalynn.The bird is cute,but the scenic is amazing.
Blessings,Ruth

Dorothy said...

I would love to have the birds land on me, as long as they don't poop on me!! I don't see Nuthatches here but love the Chickadees. The fall foliage and the lake are very beautiful.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love the angle on the lake/foliage shot. Our nuthatches, chickadees and tufted titmice have been busily feeding. I haven't had any land on me, but they swoop awfully close.

Kelly said...

...gosh!! You're so lucky to have the chickadees landing on your head. That must feel fantastic! The lake and trees are so beautiful. I'm waiting for our winter visitors too!!

Mildred said...

That's wild about the birds landing on your head! Pretty anxious, aren't they??!! Beautiful scenery around the lake.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love the Nuthatches too, Shelley. We have them --along with the Chickadees and Tufted Titmice. Seems like they are all together.

Great picture of your Fall colors.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nick S said...

Lovely White-breasted Nutty. Yes, Fall is slow up here too..what is going on...?

Jayne said...

I'm looking forward to more activity at the feeders as well. Love your sweet nuthatch. :c)

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Beautiful pictures as usual, Shelley!
I had two nuthatches at the feeder at the same time, a first for me! I have had more titmice than anything! Lots of chick-a-dees, but none has landed on my head!!! Now that would be cool.

Phyllis said...

The nuthatch is one of my favorite birds!

Vickie's Michigan Garden (my backyard) said...

It is looking so pretty there -ok I think it is time for our Fall drive.
vickie

NCmountainwoman said...

The chickadee is my favorite bird, followed closely by the nuthatch. Gorgeous photographs.

HANNIBAL said...

Loved your landscape photo! Now if only you can get that shot of the chickadees landing on your head...

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
Very nice post and I love both the nuthatch and the trees shots! Here the leaves are already on the ground and winter is almost there... Already dark and cold!

Ginnymo said...

I love Nuthatches and their sounds. What a beautiful fall photo!!

Jenny said...

Lovely Nuthatch photo Shelley. How fiesty are those Chickadees to land on your head!!! I'd love that to happen when I fill my feeders!

The Retired One said...

We had a very hard frost and two snowfalls and that "burnt" the colored leaves and they are either all brown now or fallen off. I swear it seemed to happen overnight! I am sad to see the loss of our bright colors up here.

The Retired One said...

We had a very hard frost and two snowfalls and that "burnt" the colored leaves and they are either all brown now or fallen off. I swear it seemed to happen overnight! I am sad to see the loss of our bright colors up here.

Daisy said...

Wonderful shots, Shelley. I bet you'll have tons of birds soon. :)

Leedra said...

Where did you find that 'huthatch'? LOL! Fall is prettier there than here.

Tina said...

Nuthatches can always entertain me...watching them run up and down the trees!
I love your fall foliage shot..very nice.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I like these birds. Some of my favorites.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Great nuthatch pic, Shelley! I really wish we had those guys at our place...only very infrequent visitors in the winter-time. Glad your birds are coming back, and chickadees landing on your head no less!!!

Coy said...

Super cute nuthatch Shelly and lovely fall foliage. Nothing is prettier than colorful foliage with water and blue sky.

I spent some time on our local lake today, no photos as it was dismal and raining but the highlight of the day was encountering my first loon since they passed through here in the spring.

Have a great weekend.

Mary said...

I wish my chickadees were that bold and I'm always happy to see a nuthatch. Great shot!

T and S said...

Both the images of the landscape and the nuthatch are beautiful.

Shelley - I m hosting the next "I and the Bird". Pl. send me one of your favorites posts for me to include to my id (suresh_anand@hotmail.com)...Thomas

Arlene said...

I saw a nuthatch today. It was sitting right beside the little bird house where 2 of them had babies this past Spring. I wonder if it could of been the same one!

Elaine said...

Lovely photos!

holdingmoments said...

Lovely shot of the Nuthatch Shelley, and beautiful colours in the trees in the second.

Thanks for your comment and good wishes in my last post. Appreciated.

Mary Jane said...

Awesome shots!
Love the fall foliage . .
breathtaking!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Shelley: Two beautiful captures from your area. Confession: Until I started blogging I didn't know the difference between a nuthatch and chickadee.

Eve said...

Oh that is such a pretty picture Shelley! And a cutie pie Nuthatch!

Sandy said...

Ohhhh the colors in these photos!