Sunday, April 3, 2016

Looking Out the Window - The White-breasted Nuthatch

As I was looking out my window today, a small white-breasted Nuthatch was feeding upside down on a suet feeder. 



Here's another on a fruit berry nut and seed bell. 




The nutch is gray-blue on the back, with a frosty white face and underparts.




The nuthatch looks like it is wearing a hood with its black or gray cap and neck. 



The lower belly and under tail are often chestnut as read here




They often turn sideways and upside down on vertical surfaces as they eat or search for food. You can read more about them here



Thanks for stopping by for another day of Life in Kentucky - Judy. 

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Lavendar Cottage
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods

Our World @ Our World Tuesday Meme
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ StoneGable Blog
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe With an E


Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern


Favorite Things Thursday @ Katherine's Corner
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life

Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen
The Bird De'Pot @ I'd Rather Be Birdin
The Bouquet of Talent Party @ Life on Lakeshore Drive - Saturday
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life on Saturday




19 comments:

Adam Jones said...

Fantastic pictures Judy. Very similar to our European Nuthatch.

Sarah said...

Beautiful photos, Judy! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Cynthia said...

Great photographs, Judy! I can't seem to get good shots of birds, I'm not quick enough. I love the little nuthatches, they're fun to watch!

Pondside said...

Such a pretty bird - and so busy!

Peggy Jones said...

We have those in our backyard also. There is some great photography too. Wondering if your neck of the woods has had a lot of wind. It has been terrific.

June Caedmon said...

They are such neat little birds! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos today!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Judy, the nuthatch are cute birds. They are wonderful feeder birds too, love the closeups. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Phil Slade said...

Hi Judy. Your nuthatch is like our European Nuthatch in its actions if not its colouration.

Phil Slade said...

Hi Judy. Your nuthatch is like our European Nuthatch in its actions if not its colouration.

Anni said...

What wonderful, so rich in clarity, your photos are!! Magnificent.

Thank you so much for stopping by to add your link for us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' for us to enjoy your post Judy!!

My Cozy Corner said...


Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

Art and Sand said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful friends with SYC.

We hear birds in our trees daily, but we never see them.

Jann Olson said...

So fun to watch birds and you caught some great photos! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

NatureFootstep said...

I wish I had this view from MY window. It would never be boring.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Here in The Netherlands its calles witborstboomklever ...
truly magnificent little creature

Lucky you to capture it


Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / – week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Trubes said...

Nutty Nuthatch, thanks for sharing these delightful
pictures with us, such pretty birds.
Best wishes,
Di.x
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

great eclectic array

ROG, ABCW

Reader Wil said...

Well this is clever and beautiful! What a lovely. Bird! What is a suet feeder?
Wil, ABCW Team

Ann said...

How nice to have this right in your own backyard.
Ann