Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Learning Nuthatch

Every afternoon the Nuthatches come to the feeders.
They come at 3pm, central bird time.
Today they wanted my attention.

I think the chirps and the wing display

has something to do with nuts.

The Downy Woodpeckers were on the nut feeder.

I calmed Mr. White-Breasted Nuthatch down.
There are nuts in little dishes too.
Plenty of nuts for everyone.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures..
watching birds are really fun..
Thank you for posting..
cheers Gisela

Mary said...

You really know your birds, Sherry. I know, too. Nuthatches wait their turn but always get their share. Nuts are very popular. My aggressive Mocker has learned that there is plenty for everyone!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Sherry this is a great series of photos. They show the personality of that little nuthatch. It is so animated.

Anonymous said...

These are such stunning photos of an amazing Nuthatch! I just love watching them learn!

Q said...

Dear Gisela,
I do enjoy the birds!
The Nuthatch is rather new to my backyard. They have been around now for about a year. I am trying to learn as much as I can about them.

Jayne said...

What glorious images Sherry! Love the nuthatches too!

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I was tickled with Mr. Nuthatch. I have four nut feeders plus I have a few bowls of mixed nuts on the deck. This little guy was irritated that the Woodpeckers were on "his" nutfeeder! Lots of woodpeckers this year. I will need to set up another nut feeder before too long for the babies. I remember last year when the little ones arrived. I had Nuthatches everywhere! With so many Downy Woodpeckers I could have nut trouble. Another feeder will help.
Nuthatch is just one of many bird languages I am learning. They are patient birds up to a point!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
My husband also thought this series showed the Nuthatch's personality. I also think it showed a bit of the relationship I am developing with the Nuthatch.

Q said...

Dear Tom,
Mr. Nuthatch did get a nut from a bowl since the Downy Woodpeckers were not leaving the nutfeeder.
I would really enjoy Mr. Nuthatch getting a nut from the bowl I keep next to my chair. I hope Nuthatch will become more comfortable with me. I have not seen the female for a week. I wonder where she is?

Q said...

Dear Jayne,
They are fun birds. I hope to see Red Breasted again. My bird book says they are winter visitors. I may not see them again until next year.
Last year when the baby Nuthatches came they were so curious. My husband and I sat on the deck and laughed at how the parents tried to keep the little ones together and focused.
Watching the birds is fun.

Mel said...

Lovely series of pictures!
Wish I could see that guy in action ;)

Q said...

Dear Mel,
He is so cute!
One of these days I will get a video camera and do movies of the backyard birds and butterflies.

Q said...

Dear Readers,
Such a long and unnecessary comment I deleated.