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Sunday, January 31, 2010

New Visitor

I'm always excited when an unidentified bird comes
to my feeder. That means I need to find out a bit
about him! So I snapped a picture...
and pulled out my bird books
and went in search of who this little guy is!
Turns out he is a White Breasted Nuthatch! And like all good birders, I recorded the sighting, date, and name on my Life List. Maybe he'll stick around and bring Mrs. Nuthatch over for dinner!

35 comments:

  1. This blog is the perfect site for a wintry Sunday Morning! The coffee cup steaming in the corner and the bird picture against the snow. Very comforting!

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  2. Why thanks, Otin..here, let me pour you another cup... :)

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  3. Love the name, White Breasted NUTHATCH!
    And very cute.

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  4. We get the white breasted (and red too) nuthatches regularly on our porch-feeder, Betsy. They love suet, if you've got it!

    Thanks for visiting the Acadianeire blog, by the way. I do appreciate the comment.

    Have a great Sunday!

    Kat

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  5. Great picture and thank you for the info...I didn't know you were a birder!

    xoxo
    Janie

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  6. what a cool visitor...although if my name was nuthatch...hmm...

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  7. Blondie ~ well, I'm a very amateurish one. I did get the books, binoculars and life list about 10 years ago. It's fun!

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  8. We get a few Cardinals, Ravens and Blue Jays in the big tree in my backyard but I've never seen this little guy maybe I'm too far north.
    Warm regards,
    Simone

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  9. how lovely--I am certain that he will not want to leave--I know I don't! best c

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  10. Beautiful. And he is blue too, that is a lovely colour.;)
    xo
    Zuzana

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  11. Hi Betsy, We have the Nuthatches along with Chickadees and Tufted Titmice on a regular basis at our feeders all year.

    Glad you got to see a White-breasted Nuthatch. They have a neat chirp also.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Isn't he a cute little fellow?! We have quite a few nuthatches visiting our feeder but I've never seen a white breasted one.

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  13. a nuthatch ! i want one here..

    so cute...

    thanks, Betsy for taking the time to stop by Farmhouse..and leaving the kind words....

    have a wonderful Sunday, my friend

    love,
    kary

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  14. He is such an adorable little creature!

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  15. What a beautiful bird. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Oh how lovely. In my approaching middle age I am becoming very curious about birds.

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  17. So very sweet! I hope Mrs. Nuthatch comes for a visit soon!

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  18. this photographer has a beautiful blog full of birds from his yard. I've learned so much from him.

    http://pickapeckofpixels.blogspot.com/

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  19. He's a beauty! I wish we had more birds here, I love to watch them! :D

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  20. I think my parents would love a book like that. What a great idea.

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  21. He's an interesting looking bird. I like the long pointy beak. The girls & I saw a cardinal in the back yard today and enjoyed watching him eat some seed and they fly to the tree.
    Your mug with the bird is very pretty. Perfect for having a cup of coffee and watching the birds : )

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  22. Cat ~ I thought he looked quite comical with that pointy face and beak! I bet the girls loved watching that cardinal! :)

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  23. I have been trying to identify a pretty bird I have....maybe I'll get it's picture and you can help me.....

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  24. Well he's a corker !
    At first glance I thought he was a BlueJay but then realized not.
    He chose well to visit your garden ;)

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  25. Nanny ~ sure, that would be fun...snap a picture of him!

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  26. Betsy ~ he a tiny little thing...not a blue jay at all.

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  27. I am not the avid bird watcher that my parents have been, but I do enjoy a trip to the Birdsong Trail at a not-too-far-away park. At certain times of year the birds will eat right out of one's hand. They are mostly chickadees but I've had a nuthatch land in my hand too. http://justseven.blogspot.com/2009/09/more-birds-in-hand.html

    Did you know they can run up and down tree trunks and branches?

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  28. Or maybe that was a titmouse? Well, I have seen nuthatches there too.

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  29. Martha ~ I don't think I've seen a titmouse here...I'll have to look that one up!

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  30. If you see a bird going down the tree instead of up, look closely, because it's probably your nuthatch friend. That's what makes them very special. They go down the tree head first.

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  31. You are a birdwatcher. Lovely hobby...

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  32. He's quite the eccentric little creature! So charming....

    Betsy, I love your blue and white Crabtree and Evelyn Mug sitting on top of that nice book collection!

    Birdwatching is so fascinating, isn't it?

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  33. Beautiful bird. Or maybe he's single and is preening himself for the perfect female and all you need to do is help him aong by keeping the trough full of goodies they'd enjoy?

    Hey, it's like blogging--I love to get new visitors too, and go do some research on them on thier own blogs. :)

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  34. Great find and identification. I hope the Mrs. stops by for a visit as well.

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