Monday, October 24, 2016

A Feathered Friend

Look what's been coming up to our birdfeeder!

A Red-breasted Nuthatch
(The photos were taken through our window with the camera handheld and then cropped, hence the blurriness.)

The Red-breasted Nuthatch is listed as an uncommon winter resident for Missouri, so we were surprised to see this little guy at our feeder! We have only seen them twice in Missouri before and both times in the winter. (Leah and I saw and heard a lot of them when we were in the Rocky Mountains, though.)


He began coming about a month ago and has become a daily regular. We often hear him in the trees, too, making its little call. It's such a cheerful little bird and has been a treat to see!

8 comments:

  1. How beautiful. Yesterday we had the pleasure of watching willie wagtail parents teaching their fledglings to fly. How I missed dad because before Alzheimer's and blindness he would have so enjoyed this little show.

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    1. How neat that you were able to see the wagtails, Suze! Watching things like that in God's creation is always such a treat. As the sweet memories of your Dad came to mind, I am sure that did make you miss him. (((hugs))) From all that you shared, he sounds like a special man!

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  2. He is so pretty! I will watch my feeders. Hope I see one come my way.

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    1. Maybe you'll see one, too, Anne! I hope one does come 'visiting' down your way. :) It's always fun to see what comes up to the bird feeders!

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  3. How pretty! Sarah, I'm excited for you. Birds that are more rare are fun to see. I've never seen one of these before, although I have seen several white-breasted nuthatches. Thank you for sharing these pictures. Now I know if I ever see one in Missouri, it will be a very special treat!

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    1. I am glad that you enjoyed the photos, Katie! And thank you for your comment. It brightened my day to see one from you!

      Yes, the rarer birds are fun to see! Maybe one will decide to visit up your way this winter. :) I love how much diversity God put into the birds and how many different ones there are to see and enjoy!

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  4. What a blessing birds are! I love to watch the birds that visit our feeder. It is always a special treat to see a rare bird. Your little nuthatch is quite lovely. I have only seen white-breasted nuthatches here in NY.

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    1. They are, Sarah! I am thankful God created them, and so many beautifully diverse ones, too.

      How fun that you also enjoy watching birds at you feeder! For many years all we had seen was the white-breasted as well, and there are a lot of those here. They seem to be such friendly little birds and this little Red-breasted Nuthatch has a similar 'personality'. Yes, the rarer birds are always a special treat to see!

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