Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Couple of Brown Headed Nuthatch

These photographs of a pair of Brown Headed Nuthatch were taken one year ago this Sunday at our house in Rockwood. Brown Headed Nuthatch do not go as far north as Knoxville and until Jimmy's job moved to Spring City I had never seen one. I was wandering around the Veteran's Park in Spring City with camera in hand when I saw my first one. (Don't we all remember those lifer days of a particular bird?)
Clearly on the map they just barely get that far north in Tennessee. Rockwood is 10 miles north of Spring City and I was really excited the first time I saw them in our own yard. If the pair stayed there all summer I was not aware of them.

But they brought a smile to my face that day as I sat in our yard in my photographer's blind.

Birds bring such joy to our lives if we just give them a chance.

Maybe this year they will nest there and have their babies. Sorry, Betsy, I think they would be out of range if they are seen on the plateau.


Lynne from Hasty Brook purchased my Chickadee purse from the post below. I have had some inquiries about future bird needle felted purses, so I guess I better get busy knitting and designing. Thanks Lynne for the purchase, it will be shipped today.
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22 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hi Leedra,
These are great and you are so right, they do bring joy to my life! Did you see my post today about the same bird??? They are checking out the Bluebird house.
Have a happy day!

Connie said...

What is it about bird photography? I never get tired of it and just love these little ones.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh wow, they're cute little guys aren't they.

Susie said...

Those little nuthatches are so cute! You are right! They do bring us so much joy!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These little birds are cute.Of course we do not have these up north,so I appreciate seeing them on the blog.
Blessings,Ruth

JKoenig said...

Never seen one...and probably won't up here. I especially liked the two pictures that looked almost like a mirror image...one up and one down.

I am so looking forward to seeing some different birds..soon!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Leedra, I knew that we wouldn't get the Brown-headed Nuthatches up here. I had looked it up in my book... Darn!!!!! They do get close though!

We have the White-breasted Nuthatches though---lots of them. I am amused at them almost daily since they seem to know when I put the peanuts out. They love them --and take ALL of them, one by one..

Hugs,
Betsy

Pam said...

You are so luck to have these cute little Nuthatches visit your yard. I hope they do have their babies close by so we can all enjoy your wonderful photos, Leedra.

~Cheryl said...

What darling little birds -- and upside-down ones at that! I don't think I would have noticed the one in the top photo.

Dar said...

Your brown headed nuthatch are so cute...we don't get them in WI...your first photo looks almost like a mirror image. I love it...
this is my first visit and I will return. We have a great deal in common from GrandLoves, knitting, to photo fun. Your knitting needles must simply 'fly'...wonderful hats and WoW on the chickadee purse.
I loved the entry about the Bush's visiting Ft. Hood...awesome.
Enjoy your GrandLove, Audrey. She is adorable. Looks like Grandma made her a beautiful blankie.
Oh, I found you at Darla's...from another Darla, Dar to my BlogBuddies


God Bless Your Heart

Darla said...

Geat captures of the Nuthatch Leedra...your little purse is cute.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful photographs of such lovely birds.

Shelley said...

I have never seen this bird before - but glad you did! Somehow they seem more elegant than the white-breasted nuthatch. And I'm going to want one of your birdy purses too - please make more! :-)

lisaschaos said...

You are so lucky! I have never seen any of these guys and you saw two! Love the one of him upside down, lol.

Leedra said...

Shelley - What? Not a loon for you? (Hey, that rhymes!)

Bird Girl said...

Aren't these birds so darn cute! We rarely see them here. I do get to see them when I visit my sister in Fayetteville, NC. You did a great job with these pictures - I LOVE them!

Rose said...

Very nice captures...we have the other white-breasted nuthatches and I love watching them!

Willard said...

An interesting post. I have not seen these birds and it was great to see these photographs of them.

KathyB. said...

Leedra, thank-you for checking out my blog because I found yours. Your photography is wonderful and so is your needle-felting! I really love the purse in the previous post.... REALLY!!! You have been able to capture birds in your photography and your needle felting successfully.WOW!

Leeloo said...

What sweet little birds! There are no brown-headed nuthatch where I live. I really like the fourth picture, so cute! I hope they come back for you this year :)

tina said...

It's so good to see you Leedra. I've never seen a brown headed nuthatch either. It must have been lovely just watching them.

Congratulations on the new grandbaby. Isn't she just adorable and I can tell Granny is most in love. Such a sweet picture. The boys are cute too.

Carletta said...

Hi Leedra,
Aren't they cute just hanging there upside down?
Sure wish I had a blind so I could stop shooting through my window. :)

The purse below is gorgeous! You certainly have a variety of talent.

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