BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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NUTHATCHES (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Nuthatches are tiny aerial wizards and acrobats hanging onto trees at impossible angles. They obligingly remain all year, these first two shots were taken in early January. I like their distinctive nasal call, which is often heard before they make an appearance. Normally quite shy, nuthatches are more assertive during the winter hoping for some seed as I pass them along the trail.

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56 thoughts on “NUTHATCHES (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Also, one of my fav’s!

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  2. Always loved hearing their wha-wha-wha call in the middle of a snowy woods. Nice shots.

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  3. I like nuthatches too, and yours are very sharp!

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  4. Wonderful captures of those acrobatic upside-down nuthatches, Belinda! ๐Ÿ™‚ I enjoy watching them, too! Such joyful and inquisitive little birds.

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  5. Great shots, Belinda. I’m just noticing that their eyes appear almond-shaped. Is it the processing, or is the plumage more intense in the summer?

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  6. You just made a very kind comment on one of my shots, but these are wonderfully clear pictures. Vey nice indeed.

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  7. Gorgeous captures of a little beauty! All the photos are so crisp and clear – very beautiful!

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  8. Love these pictures. Nuthatches are one of my favorite bird species. Seeing them always brightens my day ๐Ÿ˜„

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  9. Stunning shots of a White breasted Nuthatch! Noted that there are several subspecies and being UK based I haven’t clue which one yours is. A link to my shot of the only British Nuthatch https://micksinernestblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/my-daily-haiku-22/

    Take care – Mick

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  10. such fantastic sharp images – it is possible to learn about this bird from your work

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  11. Superlative shots, Belinda! ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Nuthatches! They visit our yard on the river now and then. So cool how they are comfortable topsy-turvy!

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  12. It is very hard not to love a nuthatch’s posture.

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  13. Absolutely superb images. Our nuthatches are differently coloured but behave in just the same way. Great shots!

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  14. Beautiful captures, Belinda! I never tire of seeing and hearing birds! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. All good images but especially like the third image.

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  16. I love watching and listening to Nuthatches. These are great shots that show off their perky character.

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  17. Well done. I love the perky little Nuthatch.

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  18. Great shots. One of the birds we don’t see very often in the south. Now I’m glad we took so many shots of them before we left ๐Ÿ˜„

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  19. Aerial wizards indeed! And the way they dip and dive when they fly makes them look a bit inebriated!

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  20. Great detail of how they grip the tree to walk down!

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  21. It is intriguing how they hold on – perhaps they have VERY sharp claws?

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  22. Beautiful, detailed images! I just love seeing Nuthatches!

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  23. I love having these birds around. They’re quite friendly and don’t mind people being around them.

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  24. Fantastic portraits – and demonstrably a bird in the same family as our species; absolutely beautiful work, my friend.

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