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Looking Out For Number One

I have tried for ages to get a good shot of a Red-breasted Nuthatch without success..I don't know why I have had such a difficult time with this bird. Finally the other day I got one I was happy with.....They are so skittish and quick. ;)

 

"The Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis, is a small songbird. The adult has blue-grey upperparts with cinnamon underparts, a white throat and face with a black stripe through the eyes, a straight grey bill and a black crown. Its call, which has been likened to a tin trumpet, is high-pitched and nasal. It breeds in coniferous forests across Canada, Alaska and the northeastern and western United States. Though often a permanent resident, it regularly irrupts further south if its food supply fails. There are records of vagrants occurring as far south as the Gulf Coast and northern Mexico. It forages on the trunks and large branches of trees, often descending head first, sometimes catching insects in flight. Its eat mainly insects and seeds, especially from conifers. It excavates a nest in dead wood, often close to the ground, smearing the entrance to their nest with pitch."

 

Have a great long weekend everyone!! ENJOY! Don't forget everyone tonight is the BLUEMOON of August 2012.. Don't forget to LOOK UP :)

 

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Taken on August 22, 2012