White Breasted Nuthatch by Larry Trupp

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Captured in Birdshill Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada.

Canon EOS Rebel XTI w Sigma APO Macro 150mm Macro lens Shutter speed 1/320 AV 6.3 ISO 400 Focal Length 360mm

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….

If you turn up the sound you can here their song HERE


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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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  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work, gorgeous bird Larry,
    love and hugs Ann xox

  • Good Morning Ann
    I appreciate the fave, and acceptance…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful capture, Larry!! Very nicely done!!

  • Good Morning Deb
    Your comments are appreciated…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    I love these little birds. Well done with great focus!

  • Good Morning Dot
    Your comments are appreciated…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot of this pretty White Breasted Nuthatch! : )

  • Good Morning Sandy
    Your comments are appreciated
    As weell as the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlover 2 years ago

    Oh this is lovely…It seems to blend in with the trees perfectly…What a great eye you have Larry~! Excellent

  • Good Morning Brenda
    Your comments are appreciated…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 2 years ago

    excellent capture

  • Good Evening Gary
    Your comments are appreciated BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    wonderful capture Larry lovely image

  • Good Evening Maggie
    Your comments are appreciated
    As weell as the courtesy of a fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • swaby
    swabyover 2 years ago

    Excellent shot Larry!

  • Good Evening Tina
    Your comments are appreciated…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Great shot, Larry

  • Good Evening Shulie
    Your comments are appreciated…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Raider6569
    Raider6569over 2 years ago

    A winning shot as you captured the bird in a superb pose in it’s natural environment. The detail is exquisite and I like the Bokeh effect in the background. You continue to raise the bar for all of us Larry.

  • Good Evening Dave
    Always love your comments…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

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