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Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Nuthatch


I had a rare day off work that also entailed some time to myself. So I took the opportunity to take the binoculars and the camera to my local patch. Not much was around so I ventured a few miles down the road to Bramhall, The woods were alive with the sound of birds marking territory and suddenly Spring is upon us.
This Nuthatch was very vocal. Either it wasn't keen on me being there or there was another bird in the vicinity. Either way he put on a good show. Unfortunately it was a little dark due to the cloud cover, so some of the shots are a little grainy and I forgot my monopod, so these are handheld.








There were plenty of squirrels scurrying around. This little guy was having a light snack.

24 comments:

  1. super shots Adam; a nice unwind away from work to focus on photography and nature ...the Nuthatch and the Squirrel would be real treats for me to see like you did

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  2. Nice shots from a different viewpoint.

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  3. I love the cute Nuthatch! The squirrel is a cutie too! Thank you for sharing your post on Saturday's Critters. Have a happy weekend!

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  4. Cute little fellows both of them.

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  5. I miss nuthatches!! They were always at my grandmother's feeders and at my feeders where I lived when raising my sons. Here, nary a one and there's been plenty of food out there all winter. So I love your shots! :)

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  6. The Nuthatch is gorgeous! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Lovely photos, - we call this bird a "spettmeise"!
    It's a great bird!

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  8. Great photos, the Nuthatches are small acrobates.

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  9. What a beautiful little bird, love your photos!

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  10. Sounds like you enjoyed your day off and got great shots of the nuthatch. Like the squirrel. Did you see my post of the red squirrel?

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  11. The woods were alive with the sound of music...from the birds!!! I like that reference. Yep, Spring is such a great time for birds. And your photo shares this week are outstanding. Beautiful bird...love the dotted under-tail!! [there is probably a scientific name for the area on the bird, but darned if I know]

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  12. Wonderful photos of the nuthatch - I find them hard to photograph because they flit about so. Great squirrel too.

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  13. Beautiful images, well done Adam.

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  14. You captured some salient features of the Nuthatch there Adam. I like the way they pose on a branch and take a good look at you, always a little higher than you'd like and unwilling to come down to eye level. Always very vocal too - I can almost here the bird scolding you.

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  15. the nuthatch is adorable! okay, the squirrel is, too. :)

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  16. Gorgeous bird and magnificent photography ~ Happy Week to you ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol

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  17. Nature so nicely captured! Thank you for sharing!
    http://agagasiniak.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. What a cooperative little guy. Not 5 minutes ago I was watching a white-breasted one go up and down the tree outside my window. I have both red and white, but see the white more often.

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  19. That squirrel capture is an absolute winner, Adam - thank you for sharing.

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  20. Great shots of those cute Nuthatches! And of course, the squirrel is adorable!

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  21. I wish I had your knowledge when I'm out and about as I find it so difficult to identify these beautiful birds we have in this country.

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  22. lovely images of the nuthatch. :)

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  23. Wonderful nuthatch pictures -- they're so busy it's hard to get even one good picture let alone this wonderful series ... you sure made good use of your day off -- thanks for sharing it.

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