Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nuthatch Nestlings


I took these a couple weeks ago and forgot to put 'em up. How dare I! The Pygmy Nuthatch parents were back and forth feeding their little guys, who appeared to be almost ready to fledge (yay!). That nestling in the picture above is about to snarf a big ol' spider - lucky him! Scenic Sunday Bird Photography Weekly

21 comments:

ChrisJ said...

Wonderful photos. How could you forget?!

Irene said...

Great photos!

Beth Niquette said...

Beautiful, beautiful! These made me smile.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Jill -- I love the nuthatches. I wonder if it's just a problem with my computer, but the dark background you have now makes it really hard to read the text. (But I'm old, so maybe it's just me.) The photos are, as always, beautiful with or without text.

Steve Borichevsky said...

Pymies are my favorite nuthatch.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Ciao,
queste foto sono proprio "dolcissime".
Tenero uccello.
Felice sabato.

cat said...

Adorable:) Lovely shots.

Clytie said...

To catch that moment!!! Wow.

Lesley said...

Had to get my glasses to read the text... glad I took them off for the big ol' spider [shudder]
It will be exciting when they fledge.

valerie said...

Love those photos!

valerie said...

Love those photos!

Larry said...

Great shots of the Pygmys feeding their nestlings Jill! The second to the last one with the adult opening its wings is my favorite. Beautiful!

Wren said...

Those little beaks just barely visible in the knothole make for great photos, Jill.

noel said...

aloha,

beautiful photos your sharing today, i love how the birds are blending into the bark


my scenic sunday is on my sari blog today

dreamfalcon said...

cool photos!

Rob Ripma said...

Pygmys are awesome! I got to see a nest with young a couple of years ago in South Dakota!

NatureFootstep said...

how sweet! I am glad you remembered you had them.

MaineBirder said...

Sensational photo series Jill! A definite cute factor too!

Halcyon said...

So sweet! How wonderful to get so close to their nest.

Mike B. said...

Great photos- those are beautiful birds.

Lana Gramlich said...

Your photos remind me of the brown nuthatches we had around (until Hurricane Gustav chased them away.) Very nice shots!