Monday, April 14, 2014

Pic of the Day

White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis:
Horsecove; Gurley, Alabama
     While I was photographing Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers over the past few days this White-breasted Nuthatch flew in numerous times.  Usually nuthatches spiral down from the top of a tree to bottom, pointing downward as they hitch down the tree.  That was the image I wanted, an upside down nuthatch.  But this nuthatch was totally uncooperative.  Perhaps in time I’ll get the image I want, but until then I hope you enjoy this shot.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/60 second @ f7.1   

1 comment:

  1. This shot is so clear I can see his sharp claws digging in the tree.