Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 11/11/2015


Photo taken on November  8, 2015


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8 November 2015


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Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch 

In the afternoon of 8 November 2015, I pushed myself out the front door to go on a walk with birding friends. Knowing that I'm supposed to do a lot more walking than I do (which cuts into my Fickr time, sorry!) and also seeing that the weather forecast was for snow the next day, made the decision that much easier. We met at Votier's Flats in Fish Creek Park and walked eastwards to Shaw's Meadow, where we climbed the hill up to the houses that border the park. Managed to catch just this one shot of this speedy little Red-breasted Nuthatch male when we were walking through the forest down below.

"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." From AllABoutBirds.

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Red-breasted_Nuthatch/id

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-breasted_nuthatch

The final list of 14 bird species prepared by our leaders, Gus, Janet, Bernie and David:

Bald Eagle-1 ad.
Sharp-shinned Hawk-
Ring-billed Gull-2
Downy Woodpecker-2
Hairy Woodpecker-1
Northern Flicker-2
Black-billed Magpie-8
Common Raven-11
Black-capped Chickadee-30+
Boreal Chickadee-2
Red-breasted Nuthatch-8
White-breasted Nuthatch-3
Red Crossbill-1 m
Dark-eyed Junco-1

Red Squirrel-1
Mule Deer-4

After the walk, four of us went for coffee at Tim Horton's. I always enjoy this, just as much as the walk itself.

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FMW51
FMW51
An excellent photograph!
2 years ago.