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.
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.
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