Sunday, February 03, 2013

Red breasted nuthatches

This energetic and excitable little fellow comes regularly to our back yard.  And he invited all his friends, too.  Thee are about 6 of them now.  They are a lot of fun to watch as they are quick and agile and move up and down the tree and hang upside down from branches.  They eat the spruce seeds and take the sunflower seeds from the feeder and jam them into cracks in the tree trunk.  They always remember where they have stashed the seeds and are quite acrobatic in their attempts to dislodge the seeds.
My cat can watch them for hours (as can I, to be honest).  We call this Reality TV for cats - there are 3 channels, the bird channel, the squirrel channel, and the rabbit channel. The bird channel is by far the most fun.
Watercolor in the Handbook sketch book.

8 comments:

Netty said...

Loving your pretty bird. Happy PPF, Annette x

Kim said...

This is wonderful, love how the bird really stands out on the page.HPPF!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

He is lovely and you have painted him so well... xx

Alex said...

This is lovely!

Kat Griffin said...

what a nice littel nuthatch you have the pleasure of seeing often ! birds are so wonderful to watch...I think each one have a personality just like all of us humans
-KAT-

Dan Kent said...

What a cutey! I have seen nuthatches, and love watching them go upside-down down the side of a tree.

janice smith said...

Reality TV for cats! I love it! Love your nuthatch, too. I love all things bird :-) Just popped over from Creative Every Day...love your work!

Meliss said...

Lovely! I adore watching the birds. They and their habits are so interesting. This was the first year I identified the red-breasted nuthatch as among our bird friends. My cats also love watching the bird and squirrel show. Last summer was our first baby bunny.
~magick~
Meliss