Sunday, November 9, 2008

THE NUT HACK, aka... THE NUTHATCH

Even though this little White-breasted nuthatch is familiar with the idea of running down from the top of the tree looking for insects that the woodpeckers didn't find as they went up the tree....he has had to readjust his behavior when it comes to eating from our feeders. Today, he finds he must be patient and wait...
and wait...
until he feels it is safe to jump down onto that feeder...

right-side-up and pick that one perfect seed to hack! ahhhh,.. success!

11 comments:

Shellmo said...

You have to admire his planning and patience! Great photos!

fishing guy said...

Tina: A beautiful capture of this really neat bird and a neat story you have told.

Lynne said...

Sweet pictures and nicely told! I enjoy watching these guys too.

I received your email but have been under the weather fro a few days. I'll get that festival info to you today.

word verifiaction: under!

Eve said...

Just beautiful Tina. Your bluebird and Coopers Hawk photos are fantastic....
Sorry about the smelly pooch tho...hope he learned his lesson!

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely photographs of the nuthatch.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Fun pictures and story! Still haven't seen any nuthatches at our place in a long time, but we don't have any good pine trees around either. Send 'em on down to NC, Tina!

Tina said...

Shellmo..you are right and I do!

FG, thank you

Lynne, no problem hope you are feeling better, thanks for stopping by.

eve, Smelly is doing fine..thanks for your kind words!

ncmountain, thank you

Dave, If I could I would...maybe I will just send you some pine seedlings!!:)

Bird Girl said...

You captured him beautifully! Great series! When I hear the nuthatch it always reminds me of Mr. Magoo (now that dated me for sure - haha)

Tina said...

Ahh Mr. Magoo, I remember him well..he he Thanks for visiting, BG.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Fascinating creatures,arn't they?

Tina said...

Ruth, yes you're right they are... I was reading about them before I did my post...was wondering how they got their name. Nut hack made more sense but I guess over the years they just became known as nuthatches! Thanks for stopping by.

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