Caught ya!

The brown-headed nuthatch is one of those little birds that constantly bounces from one spot to another.  They don’t sit still for long which is why I was glad to get a few good shots yesterday.

I have been watching for one of these guys to stop at my perch long enough for me to focus and shoot.  Usually, they go straight for a column feeder, grab a few seeds and dash off back to the side of a tree.  Even among the trees, they tend to climb and circle like a woodpecker searching for insects.

It seems that their cousins, the white-brested nuthatches are a little more camera freindly but I got lucky this time.  I even was fortunate enough to have a bit of sunshine in this case.  The day kept cycling from drab and dreary to a bit of sun and back.  I guess you just have to be patient and hope for the best in these instances.  Sometimes, it works out just fine.

Brown-headed Nuthatch
Roswell, Georgia
February 1, 2018

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AB 100 tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
500mm @ f/8 – 1/400 sec – ISO 400

#BirdWatching #birds #BrownHeadedNuthatch #Georgia #WithMyTamron


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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