Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Very Industrious

Now that I have had a chance this winter to reacquaint myself with the habits of irruptive Red Breasted Nuthatches, I marvel at their immense industriousness.  Always with these birds it is a flurry of work extracting a piece of food and flying off to either eat or hoard.  And this will go on for a long period of time.  Here, the bird is working the lower end of a peanut piece feeder, and it made enough trips with pieces for me to snap off a lot of photos.  Of course, being an industrious species, the RBN is a tough subject for photography.  But they are a lot of fun to watch, especially on a holiday weekend when there's enough time to appreciate them! 

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