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The Slow Surrender

I went for ages without being able to catch these quick flyers..but lately I've been lucky ;)

This Red-breasted Nuthatch looks perfect with the fall bokeh I think. This photo isn't cropped and I didn't do anything to the colour..I LOVE my SONY for colour!!!

 

"The Red-breasted Nuthatch collects resin globules from coniferous trees and plasters them around the entrance of its nest hole. It may carry the resin in its bill or on pieces of bark that it uses as an applicator. The male puts the resin primarily around the outside of the hole while the female puts it around the inside. The resin may help to keep out predators or competitors. The nuthatch avoids the resin by diving directly through the hole."

 

"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."

 

Have a great day everyone!!

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Taken on October 25, 2012