Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WBW - Nuthatch Etc.

My first photo of a Nuthatch, I've never seen them at my feeder
 so I'm thrilled to not only see one but get his picture!!!

Here is one with a Finch I believe on the other side,
the Finch is very comfortable but the Nuthatch keeps moving around like it's thinking "this thing is broken", he wants to hang upsidedown and snack lol

Not long after I caught the first one on Film, I saw 2!!!

So cute!

Now this Spotted Towhee was exibiting what to me was weird behavior.
At first I thought there was something wrong with him,
he was eating then he'd stop and sit there with his mouth open and he kept listing to the left,
a little more and a little more.

Then he'd have a little more to eat then he listed even more!!
Then he got up, everything was fine. Maybe he was just sunning himself, I've never seen it before.

One of my Stellar's Jays showing me his beautiful feathers.
I think this is one of the babies almost fully feathered out now,
 at another angle you could still see some fluff sticking out to the side.

I got another cute picture of this little Spotted Sandpiper when I was on the neighboring property trying to get a good picture of the young Red Tailed Hawk.
I heard the Hawk numerous times but by the time I get over there with my camera he's nowhere to be seen.

And I'll finish with this crazy kid, just out of the bird bath.
This little one had so much fun and I had fun watching him!


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  1. I love your bird posts! You have quite a variety in your backyard! The nuthatches are one of my favorites. I think they are the only ones that stand upsidedown. Thank you :-)

  2. I really enjoyed this post, Kristi. I love watching birds, though I am not as knowledgable about them as you are.

  3. Great photos!

    Birds look so cute when they are all rumpled and wet after a bath or when they are out in the rain. Our bluebirds get soaking wet because they can't resist "hunting" for the black soldier fly larvae that come out of our compost bins when it's raining.

  4. Lovely selection Kristi, especially the Spotted Towhee. Love the way his head is turned to one side. :-)

  5. I love the cute Nuthatches and the Towhee is really pretty. Great yard birds and photos. Thanks for sharing.

  6. What fun and I cannot wait to get out west in September to view your Stellar Jays once again. I have seen Yellow-shafter Flickers sunbath like this before, so that is probably what the Towhee was busy doing;')~

  7. Great set of pictures! I used to have (a different species) of nuthatch in my garden in the UK. Nice that you got some pictures.

    Welcome to the new WBW!

    Cheers - Stewart M

  8. I love those acrobatic little nuthatches!