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Acrobatic Nuthatch

The red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) is always on the move creeping up, down, sideways and upside down as it probes the crevices in conifer bark for insects. These little acrobats are fun to watch, but difficult to photograph. The red-breasted … Continue reading

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Red-breasted nuthatches (Sitta canadensis) and mountain chickadees (Poecile gambeli) are often difficult to photograph, at least for me, because these little birds are constantly on the move. By the time I focus my camera, my subject is out of the … Continue reading

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Nesting Red-breasted Nuthatch

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Other than the woodpeckers, red-breasted nuthatches (Sitta canadensis) are one of the few avian species to excavate their own nests. Both the male and female red-breasted nuthatch work together to dig a nest cavity, although the female does more of … Continue reading

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Red-breasted Nuthatch

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Nuthatches are constantly on the move. These little acrobats creep up, down and about tree trunks and branches, circling and zigzagging continually. They never stop long enough to pose for a photograph. Yesterday I finally snapped a couple red-breasted nuthatch … Continue reading

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