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dalethorn

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Nuthatch eating from hand
« on: January 04, 2009, 07:51:07 PM »

I've seen this with black-capped chickadees, but this is the first with a nuthatch.  I missed the moment the bird actually grabbed a seed.

Panasonic TZ5, 100 ISO, 280 mm effect. zoom, from a safe distance.
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 12:23:21 AM »

Nice!

Of course you shot the picture hand-held with your left hand.  
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 03:32:58 AM »

Well done!  One place Marcia and I lived we would get bombarded every morning when we took the seeds out on the deck.  We had two different Red-breasted Nuthatches who would come to hand; it was a first for us too.  There was also one red squirrel who would come to me if I put my hand beside the railing where s/he could reach the seeds.

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dalethorn

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 07:10:05 AM »

Quote from: EricM
Nice!

Of course you shot the picture hand-held with your left hand.  
Actually I had to stand about 10 ft away - the bird got spooked by extra people close up.
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