RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, GREEN, MICHIGAN, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 at 300mm
1/100 sec. f6.3
The other day, the local "nutches"—as they are called in these parts—mobbed me while I was refilling the feeders, flashing past my ears as if I were a North Country Tippi Hedren. They and the chickadees showed no patience while stuffing their larders with sunflower seeds, perhaps for a last feast before heading south for the winter.