Thursday, November 15, 2012

Spotted - Red Breasted Nuthatch



This Red Breasted Nuthatch has been visiting my feeder for the past couple of weeks. This is an unusual bird for South Texas. From my understanding, some years they migrate here for the winter, and some  they don't. Apparently, there has been an irruption in the population this year.



Even the Titmouse looks a little confused by his presence. The Red Breasted Nuthatch feeds along with the other birds at the feeder. He is very docile and will allow me to get very close to him.



Hope he sticks around for the winter. To learn more about the Red Breasted Nuthatch, please click here.

10 comments:

  1. Really nice pictures! I'm hoping I can get better pictures of my nuthatch in coming days.

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    1. Thank you! If I had a different lens on my camera I probably could have gotten a better picture. He is definitely fattening up. He was pretty thin when he first arrived at the feeder.

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  2. What great shots of your bird visitors!

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    1. Thanks Maggie! I love watching them at the feeder in the mornings.

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  3. What awesome shots! You need to give me tips on nature photography. =)

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  4. I love the expression on the titmouse's face or maybe it's his goofy hairstyle, but that pictures made me smile. I'm looking forward to a wonderful winter birding season.

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    1. Ally, I think the titmouse was a little surprised that I was taking his picture. Don't think he was expecting to see me and was probably thinking, "What are you doing here?"

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  5. I like the little bird with the faux-hawk!!!!!!! Great pics Steph!

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    1. Thanks! Ha, Ha.... He does have a faux-hawk! Thanks for dropping by.

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