Red-breasted Nuthatch

Thursday, October 8, 2020,

This is a Red-breasted Nuthatch. They are not particularly rare but this is the first one that I’ve ever managed to get decent pics of. I’ve been fairly lucky with their cousins, the White-breasted Nuthatches but never with these guys. I was visiting Manor Farm in Huntington when I spied this guy feeding on Sunflower seed heads. Many birds were doing the same, including Chickadees, Cardinals, and Goldfinches. They are all beautiful birds, but I was very happy to have finally captured this handsome fellow. JK.




A Hummingbird in Huntington

Tuesday, September 29, 2020,

This is my first Hummingbird post of the season and it’s very likely my last. It’s nearly the end of Hummingbird season. I’ve seen Hummingbirds in a few places but I just haven’t been able to get any decent photos. I had seen them at Frank Melville in Setauket and at the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside but I never had any luck. Last week, a friend of mine told me about a place in Huntington called Manor Farm. They have a sunflower maze and lots and lots of Trumpet Vines, which are these pretty flowers you see here. Word is that Hummingbirds love them. It certainly looks like they do.  JK.