Sunday, February 14, 2010

Life Bird

Finally another trip with the North Alabama Birdwatching Society was scheduled on a day that, although breezy and cold, there was not ice or snow coming out of the sky to scare me off.
It sure was worth it to meet up with some familiar faces and a few new ones. There were about 12 or so of us that braved the cold temps and a good time was had by all.
I'll post more on the trip but the big find were two Brown-headed Nuthatches, a life bird for me!I truly wish I had been able to get better photos. These were with the 400 mm lens at 400. (Cropped). It was about 4 hours into the trip and I was freezing and shaking from the cold! Hopefully in the future, I'll have a better chance in warmer weather to get another shot of this adorable bird.

15 comments:

Slobokan said...

I love the Brown Headed Nuthatch. We have one that spends an awful lot of time at our feeders in the winter.

Have you seen the White Breasted Nuthatch before? We have one of those with more personality than most people I know. ;)

Eve said...

Thanks for visiting Slobokan. Yes I have the White-breasted regularly here. They are wonderful and fisty! I might not have enough pines to support the Brown-headed but I'll get some more suet out in hopes they will show up.

Slobokan said...

The Brown-Headed loves our suet feeders. I saw your photos of the White Breasted Nuthatch after I left the last comment. HAHA. Oh well, that's what I get for not paying attention. :)

bluekat said...

Hi Eve,
These little guys are just adorable! Birds are so hard to photograph, they're so dang fast. I love 3rd one, what a great pose.

Hope you get some warmer weather soon.
kari

Roy said...

What a super little bird Evie. He must have been quite a distance away, so you were lucky to get him at all.

Rural Rambler said...

Hey Harley Eviedson, Good Morning!! Your Brown-headed Nuthatch is a cutie. Congrats on your find. You need to get you some Cuddle Duds for those cold birding days!!

Eve said...

Thanks Keri! That is the signature pose of the nuthatch!

Yes Roy, it was up there, but I could have done better! Next time!
They sound like a squeeky dog toy!!

Ha Ha RR! You make me laugh! There's snow on the ground again this morning!! But we should get our Harley Eviedson's today!!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Great photos Eve, especially the one of the little guy with the out stretched wing. I think you had better order a down jacket from L.L.Bean, winter is not giving up so easily!

Leeloo said...

Congrats on the lifer, what a cute bird! It looks so small. We don't have those here where I'm from. Can't wait to read more about your trip :)

Jenny said...

Hi Evie, amazingly sweet looking birds. I vaguely remember seeing them in Florida, but will welcome a chance to become re-aquainted sometime in the future! (-: Are they resident there so that you can go back to the same place in warmer weather?

Tina said...

Eve,
Wow you got such great photos of these little guys! I also saw my first brown headed nuthatch..they are just so darn cute!! I love the pic that show the top of their heads..Great catch!! good for you!!

A New England Life said...

I think your pictures are great Eve! I've never even seen a photo of a Brown headed Nuthatch. After 4 hours in the cold I'd be freezing too!

Carolynn said...

I think you did an admirable job. I especially like the last shot with the beautiful wing.en

Daniel Spurgeon said...

I'm glad that you got a new life bird, Eve! The Brown-headed Nuthatch is common down here so you will see a lot more of them! They are super cute birds.

HANNIBAL said...

Oh wow! I need one of those too! Nice cute shots of this lifer! Congrats!