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This is a redbreasted nuthatch and they sure do zoom.... down to the feeder, back up to the trees — up and down, dozens of times a day. You often see them zigzaging down the trees head first, like a Skeleton competitor aided in this manoeuvre by the large hook-like claws on their back toes.
Taken By
Dawn Mehner
Taken On
March 8, 2023
nuthatch birding birdwatch nature wildlife winter feeder feathers manitoba photography animal bird
  • Focal: 400
  • Lens Model: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
  • Shutter speed: 0.00625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 5.6

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