I find these birds difficult to photograph..they move around so quickly and usually upside down..I got lucky the other day when one was smack dab in front of me..as shown here..with the lovely fall bokeh he sure looks good.
It was a cloudy day and once again I decided to set my white balance to cloudy on my SONY and this is the true colour I ended up with..I'll change it again from Auto..I think it produces better results!! :)
"The Red-breasted Nuthatch has a greatly enlarged hind toe and a stubby tail, which are probably both adaptations for climbing downwards; the toe provides secure footing, and a long, floppy tail could get in the way."
"Originally called Le Torchepot du Canada, the Red-breasted Nuthatch is familiar to most North American bird watchers. Its present name in French is La Sittelle à poitrine rousse, a literal translation of its standard English name. It has been locally called "upside-down bird" (Newfoundland and Labrador), "tomtit" (Nova Scotia), "cardy bird" (New Brunswick) and "little quank" (Ontario). Doubtless there are other pet names for this widely distributed species."
Have a great weekend everyone!