This bird has a very sophisticated body shape, it is a great flier, his bill is hard as a steel lance, it’s an expert cracking open seeds and nuts and he can easily walk upside down on almost any surface in the woods. I’m talking about the White-breasted Nuthatch. I saw this bird once fly to a branch and sit directly from flying on the underside of a branch. I blew my mind! That is a feat that perhaps an insect can do but I’ve never expected from a bird. Walking down a tree, walking under a piece of wood is common but coming directly from flying…that’s fantastic!
This bird is very active and fast moving, not and easy subject to track with a zoom lens that for sure. Hard task but not impossible!
I’m glad that the White-breasted Nuthatchs decided to stay in my backyard this year!
Text and photographs © HJ Ruiz – Avian101