Sunday, July 5, 2009

Nuthatch Yoga

For some reason the fledgling Nuthatches seem to find our deck railing a great place to relax, spread their wings, and practice a little yoga ... or so it would appear. Usually they do this after having a few peanuts from the feeder, or are waiting their turn.


These photos were taken on 2 different days. Please don't mind the fuzziness as I had to shoot them through double paned glass, with a glare, and then work them up a bit in Photoshop. They are too cute not to share.











Needing a little break . . .













After all that I think he/she feels much better, don't you?

26 comments:

Shellmo said...

These are simply adorable and cute photos of this nuthatch baby!! I just want to scoop him up and pet his feathers! Great photos!! I love when he balls himself up into a little fluff ball!

Marfa (formula for a life) said...

OK, here's what you can do for that glass glare. Buy yourself two filters. One is a Polarizing Filter and the other one is a UV filter. Together they shouldn't cost you more than $30-$40. You can read about these two filters and others here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_filter I have them and I LOVE them. In fact, I'm going to buy me another set because, so far, I have two lenses and I have to keep unscrewing and screwing the filters every time I change lenses. I want to have a set for each lens and never have to remove them.

Becky said...

What a cute baby bird! That was some extreme stretching!

Jan Mader said...

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All of my animals are rescues...including my horse! Please come visit....

Bernie said...

So enjoyed your pictures, I love the little guy/girl.....:-) Hugs

Jayne said...

Oh, how cute! I've never seen a White-breasted nuthatch baby!

Kerri said...

AHhhhhhh.....relaxing! What fab pics!!

Cedar ... said...

What a fun series of pics. Your photos are fine!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Think I need to do that - maybe I won't be so stiff this morning. :-D
Glenda

Erin said...

the little nuthatch is adorable...great captures ms. sharon.
have a lovely day

Carolynn said...

Nothing like a good stretch to get you going in the morning! That little fellow certainly is limber. And, way too cute! I think the photos are quite good...thanks for sharing!

The Retired One said...

They are ADORABLE...fuzzy and cute!
I think your photos turned out pretty good without the filters, even!!

Balisha said...

How cute! What wonderful pictures.

Phyllis said...

oh my gosh - how adorable. It does look like she's doing some yoga!

These are great and I'm smiling :)

Cindy said...

Great shots. I especially love the third one. I agree with shellmo, I just want to pet their beautiful, fuzzy feathers. Too cute

Mary said...

Awww, do you suppose he's cleaning him/herself? Too cute!

Ashley said...

Great blog and beautiful photos! It makes me miss the north east!

dAwN said...

Oh Sharon I love these photos..can you see me smiling..so sweet!

Tutta la Storia said...

You are shattering the cuteness meter with this one!

Cindy said...

Sharon, what a gorgeous little bird. That first shot is so cute. I wonder what it's thinking. I love that it's sitting on the railing. You don't see that too often.

Thanks for the info on the Heron. I think you're right about it being a Louisiana Heron. I looked it up online again and another name for it is Tricolored Heron. I like the name Louisiana Heron better. Thanks again Cindy.

Valerie said...

Oh, I love those pictures! I need to get more seed in my feeder. I have taken so many pictures (thru the screen) of the birds at the feeders, but now that the babies are coming about I want to see them too. I just struggled with the chipmunks and squirrels getting in the squirrel proof feeder. I love your pictures!

hulagirlatheart said...

So cute. It made me smile to see these. Shooting pics of birds can be sooo frustrating. They just like to pose. Ha.

Steve B said...

That has to feel better after tending to those itchy pin feathers.

Steve B said...

That has to feel better after tending to those itchy pin feathers.

Eve said...

I'm feeling a little tired too!

Sarah said...

OMG that is hysterical!!! Looove it!! Namaste little Nut Hatch!! Sarah