Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pic of the Day

Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sitta pusilla:
Guntersville Dam Recreational Area near New Hope, Alabama
     While photographing Red-headed Woodpeckers at the Guntersville Dam Recreational Area I spotted a colony of Brown-headed nuthatches.  These bird typically stayed in the upper branches of the Loblolly Pines, but when I but out some sunflower seeds near a tree that they were favoring, they came down the trunk into photographic range.  This is an image I have longed to take.  A quite perfect pose, but I'm sure I can do better.  Maybe on the next trip.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/125second @ f7.1

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