Tuesday, December 12, 2023,
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.
Saturday, December 2. 2017,
This is a White-breasted Nuthatch that I saw at Morton Wildlife Refuge in Noyack, NY, which is just out side Sag Harbor. I got pretty lucky with this shot because these birds don’t sit very still for long. They are very active among the tree limbs and trunks, looking for insects. I managed to capture this guy while he was checking me out. Below is a closeup of this little guy’s head. You can really see its feathers quite clearly. JK