Photo of the Day: White-breasted Nuthatch

by John Briggs on June 30, 2010

in Bird Photographs, Blog, Photo of the Day, Wildlife

White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis

A robust family of White-breasted Nuthatches have been visiting our feeders since the young fledged from their nest cavity last week. This is one bird that is hard to photograph when the youngsters chase ma and pa around for a morsel of food. Usually during the evening hours, they calm down enough that I can get a few pictures of these little gems.

Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Gray Catbird and Downy Woodpecker fledglings have been visiting our feeding stations. I am still waiting for the Baltimore Oriole fledglings to come, and that should be any day now.

I’ve been busy with my studies and don’t have much time to photograph birds these days. But there is a three day weekend coming up and I plan on taking advantage of it. The weather is to be spectacular!

Happy birding!



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