Friday, April 3, 2009
Nuthatch No. 1 of 2009
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, APRIL 3, 2009
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
Both pictures 1/1000 sec. f8
Nuthatches aren't all that common, though hardly unheard of, in Midwestern backyards. (They're seen mostly in boreal forests.) They're tough customers to photograph, because like their cousins, the sparrows, they suffer from avian ADD and never perch in one place for long. Luckily I already had the long lens aimed at the feeder when this specimen came to call, and grabbed a few shots.