White-breasted Nuthatch stops for a visit

This summer, as I watch to see which birds are regular neighbors, I have noticed that the Red-breasted Nuthatches are here every day – but I have not seen any White-breasted Nuthatches at all.  Today a flash of white caught my eye through the window and – yes!  There was a handsome White-breasted Nutty poking around my bushes and checking out my feeder.  I grabbed my camera and snuck outside and only managed to get a quick shot before he was gone – but it’s still exciting to know it’s possible to see them in my yard.

White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
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Red-breasted Nuthatch = Adorable

How cute are the Nuthatches? I mean really! They have such a cute call – it sounds to me like ‘peep peep peep’ or ‘beep beep’ and the way they defy gravity by walking upside down on the bark of trees …. ?  It’s exciting when I can catch one posing in an area of light for a second because normally they are tucked under the shade along the trunks.

Defying gravity in search of food... Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Defying gravity in search of food… Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Side Profile of the Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Side Profile of the Red-Breasted Nuthatch

I particularly love the shot below…. the detail on the feathers make me want to jump into the image and cuddle the little guy <3

Peep Peep! Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Peep Peep! Red-Breasted Nuthatch
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