Featured in T.W.P. – February 15, 2010

Featured in First Things – February 11, 2009

SOLD – Black Matted Print – February 11, 2010 – Thank you so very, very much dearest friend Blair!

Featured in Urban Wildlife – December 9, 2008

Photo taken by my husband Fred. Used with his permission.

The White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird of the nuthatch family which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. It is a stocky bird, with a large head, short tail, powerful bill and strong feet. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly. The nine subspecies differ mainly in the color of the body plumage.

Like other nuthatches, the White-breasted Nuthatch forages for insects on trunks and branches, and is able to move head-first down trees. Seeds form a substantial part of its winter diet, as do acorns and hickory nuts that were stored by the bird in the fall. The nest is in a hole in a tree, and the breeding pair may smear insects around the entrance as a deterrent to squirrels. Adults and young may be killed by hawks, owls and snakes, and forest clearance may lead to local habitat loss, but this is a common species with no major conservation concerns over most of its range.
Canon EOS 50D; Sigma 150-500mm lens
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Photographed in Anola, Manitoba, Canada (in my yard)

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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 6 years ago

    Well, my congratulations to Fred! You’ve got competition now Vickie! These bird images are fabulous!

  • I told him Blair, thank you. He still wants his own new camera, no fair!

    – Vickie Emms

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent shot.

  • thank you very much

    – Vickie Emms

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 6 years ago

    Wonderfully crisp colors!!!!!! Fantastic!!!!!

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 6 years ago

    hes a beautidul bird ..wonderful capture by hubby!

  • I’m passing on the comments, thank you Elaine

    – Vickie Emms

  • dougie1
    dougie1almost 6 years ago


  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaalmost 6 years ago

    Watch out hon. Your competition is getting stronger. Another great capture.

  • yes I know, that’s OK. He has patience to wait in these cold days to get these pics, I don’t, lol

    – Vickie Emms

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasalmost 6 years ago

    Great photo of this cute nuthatch!

  • thank you Stephen

    – Vickie Emms

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarrioralmost 6 years ago


  • thank you Tony

    – Vickie Emms

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 6 years ago

    She is a beauty, love the detail in the feathers, nicely done

  • thanks Larry, it’s Fred’s picture, he is taking up photography

    – Vickie Emms

  • Smudger
    Smudgeralmost 6 years ago

    lovely Vickie

  • thank you Steve

    – Vickie Emms

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