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WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH by Larry Trupp
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Featured in The World As We See It, Or As You Missed It on 1 Mar 2011

Featured in the Canadiana Group 11 Jan 2011

Featured in 300+ Go Long! (Limit 2/Day) 2 Jan 2011

Featured in the Closeups in Nature (3 per day Group) 21 Dec 2010

Featured in The Birds Group 26 Dec. 2010

Captured in the Assiniboine forest, west of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

White Breasted Nuthatch Sitta Carolinensis..Common 51/4 in. (15cm)..Small chubby tree climbers with strong, woodpecker-like bill and strong feet. Short square cut tail is not braced like a woodpecker’s tail during climbing. Nuthatches habitually go down trees head first.

This, is the most wide spread nuthatch, which is known for a black cap (gray in female) and beady black eye on white face. Undertail coverts chestnut.

Range: Most of the Northern Hemisphere.

Food: Bark insects, seeds, nuts, attracted to feeders by suet, black sunflower seeds.

Voice: Song a rapid series of low, nasal, whistled notes on one pitch: whi, whi, whi, whi, whi or who, who etc. Notes of birds in the interior West higher pitched. and given in rapid series. Call a distinctive nasal yank, yank, yank; also a nasal tootoo….

You may hear their song HERE

Similiar Species Brown-Headed Nuthatch. Habitat: Coniferous forests; woodlots, groves, river woods, shade trees, often visit winter feeders.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTI, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS Av 9.0 Shutter Speed 1/500 IS0 400 Focal Length 340mm

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birds, nuthatch, winter, canada, wildlife

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful photo Larry!

  • Good Morning Istvan
    Always appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 3 years ago

    Oh, this is so gorgeous Larry. I can see that you handle the new lens with ease. Beautifully captured my friend.

  • Good Morning Tersa
    Yes the new lens is coming along just fine, so glad I switched to this one…Always appreciate your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    What a beauty, Larry. Wonderfully clear and detailed capture. And, of course, your information is most interesting, too!

  • Good Morning Mike
    Always appreciate your comments my friend…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot Larry, stunning detailed and what a lovely little bird. Really well captured and pin sharp. Instant fave. Love it.

  • Good Morning Gary
    Always appreciate your comments, and the courtesy of a fave…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 3 years ago

    a Super shot,a wonderful image,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn
    Much appreciated my Dear

    – Larry Trupp

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 3 years ago

    Excellent. I love the detail of the tree and the superb lighting. Excellent find and capture.

  • Thanks Kathy
    Great to hear from you
    Always appreciate your kind comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettover 3 years ago

    Beautiful image Larry.

  • Good Evening Bob
    Always appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    Just excellent Larry,..

  • Good Evening John
    Always appreciate your comments
    And the courtesy of a fave BTW!!!

    – Larry Trupp

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