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:

Shelley 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...

Your photos are awesome. I have two blogs. I think I got here from my writers blog.

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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 Farley 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 Anctil 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 Fine said...

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

Allison 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!

Hula Girl at Heart 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 Borichevsky said...

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

Steve Borichevsky said...

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

Eve said...

I'm feeling a little tired too!

Unknown said...

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