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Errol Niblett / 14 items

N 0 B 355 C 2 E Jan 20, 2012 F Jan 20, 2012
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The Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea), Taken on 20 January 2012, AT 10:51:01 AM, just 1 second after the image DSC_2354 posted earlier.
This particular broken stem of the giant grass Arundo donax provides a convenient lookout perch for any birds tempted by the bird feeder hanging very near, so I focus on it and wait! This time I was rewarded by this beautiful and agile bird. Jerky, abrupt movements - very alert and wary, frequently twisting its head and body around, checking for any signs of danger. This image and the one at www.flickr.com/photos/lorre_01/6729617797/in/photostream/ were taken just one second apart and the change in position indicates the speed of the bird's movements.
Camera: Nikon D300. Photo taken 20 January 2012, 10:51 am, in Oradour Fanais, in the Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France.
INFORMATION (found on internet): Nuthatches are omnivorous, eating mostly insects, nuts and seeds. They forage for insects hidden in or under bark by climbing along tree trunks and branches, sometimes upside-down. Their habit of wedging a large food item in a crevice and then hacking at it with their strong bills gives this group its English name. (More information at: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuthatch)

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N 0 B 440 C 3 E Jan 20, 2012 F Jan 19, 2012
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CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS BIRD IS PLEASE?
Taken 20 January 2012 at 10:51:00 am in Oradour Fanais France, 3 metres from my kitchen window, with a Nikon D300, The broken stem is of the giant grass Arundo donax.
POSTNOTE: Thanks to Dan (Mr & Mrs Apteryx australis in comment below) I can now add the bird's name to the title. Many thanks Dan.
ONE SECOND LATER: Another shot, takenjust 1 second after this one, though posted to flickr much later, together with information about the genus can be found at www.flickr.com/photos/lorre_01/6730388747/in/photostream/

Tags:   Birds Eurasian Nuthatch Charente France

N 1 B 162 C 4 E Feb 23, 2012 F Feb 23, 2012
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N 0 B 149 C 0 E Feb 23, 2012 F Feb 23, 2012
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N 1 B 161 C 1 E Feb 23, 2012 F Feb 23, 2012
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