Sunday, April 22, 2007

White-breasted Nuthatch

The White-breasted Nuthatch is a small bird,
only 5" (13 cm) long.

These birds hop head first down a tree's trunk looking for insects.
They nest in cavities of trees.
We watched this male while on a walk in the woods.
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Sheila said...

How sweet. I think I like the seed eating birds best tho'....
This morning while opening my dining room drapes I saw a hawk at the back of my garden, in the shade of the cedar hedge, tearing something apart. I was not able to photograph it, as my camera isn't up to that distance with any clarity. As I opened the patio door it flew away, and it was then I saw a tiny rabbit run from the protection of the hedge..right behind where the hawk had been...!
I walked up to the spot to find the remains of a small bird, not a sparrow,it was about the same size, and all that was left was the head. It was black, possibly one of the many birds returning north for the summer.
This is turning into a post...sorry..but there is a little more...
I realised the rabbit had stopped and was watching me, and as I tried to photograph it, then it ran through the fence..
In the flower bed from where it had watched me I discovered the remains of a rabbit..obviously there for sometime.
I haven't been able to get out there because the weather didn't co-operate, and I had such high hopes for today. So while the sun is shining, I am saddened by what I have found. I think the only way to look at it is as 'The circle of life'....

Q said...

Dear Sheila,
I do understand. I am a plant based person, a vegetarian. I also have seen Hawks hunt and capture thier prey. I have watched Praying Mantis capture and eat Skipper butterflies. It is the circle of life. It also is somewhat hard for us "nature lovers" to witness.
Please always feel free to write what is in your heart.
It is our stories of the love of life that connects us.
Thank you so very much for sharing your love.