White-breasted Nuthatch

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Yves Langlois

Very joyful shot Heather. You got the colors of the bird very nice, what I don't always succeed. The bright blue sky and orange roof make it for a joyful shot and well compliments that funny bird.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Yves. They're one of my favorite winter birds because they really are unique and I like the attitude they bring with them to the feeders.

Debra Plett

These little birds can be so animated and a lot of fun to watch and photograph. Nice vivid colours and textures support this beautiful composition Heather. Nicely done.

Heather Mellon

Thank you Debra. I was pleased about how relaxed this little guy was in my presence, considering I had my dog beside me. This photo is one of several frames I got of him listening intently to the click of the camera before he decided to go for the suet.

Once I got the suet feeder out it wasn't long before it was busy again. I love how these nuthatches traverse a tree downwards and announce themselves with their little bonk like call. The clicking of my camera caught his attention and gave me a nice upside down pose for this shot.
Taken By
Heather Mellon
Taken On
October 19, 2023
white breasted nuthatch at the suet feeder animal bird finch bird_feeder jay beak small_animal_food bird_food branch plant pet_supply twig bird_supply feather
  • Focal: 150
  • Shutter speed: 0.000625 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 7.1

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