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.
February 1, 2018
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
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