Friday, April 3, 2009

Nuthatch No. 1 of 2009


WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH, EVANSTON, ILLINOIS, APRIL 3, 2009

Pentax K10D
SMC Pentax-F* 300mm f4.5 ED (IF)
Both pictures 1/1000 sec. f8
ISO 400

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.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

The second nuthatch in this blogpost is the best - you've caught it with a seed or something in it's beak - and it's perfect :)

We don't have them here in NZ so I love seeing what your wildlife is like.

Cheers
Robyn