I can't tell you how long I have spent, and how many photos I have attempted to take of this speedy little guy.
The Red breasted Nuthatch has been the most difficult bird who visits my feeders, to take a photo of.
The only way I could catch him at the feeder was to wait until I saw him, sit by the window, camera focused on the feeder, finger on the button, waiting for him to land on the perch.
Here is what "all about birds" has to say about this little bird: An intense bundle of energy at your feeder, Red-breasted Nuthatches are tiny, active birds of north woods and western mountains. These long-billed, short-tailed songbirds travel through tree canopies with chickadees, kinglets, and woodpeckers but stick to tree trunks and branches, where they search bark furrows for hidden insects. Their excitable yank-yank calls sound like tiny tin horns being honked in the treetops.
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