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Wordless Wednesday (Bird Suet)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

The Red-breasted Nuthatch’s love their bird suet!

Red-breasted Nuthatch - suet

Red-breasted Nuthatch - suet

Red-breasted Nuthatch - suet

I think I need to refill the suet cage with some non melt suet!


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31 responses

  1. lvn600

    Nice sharp photos-you can really see the different markings well!

    19 February 2008 at 7:04 pm

  2. These are awesome photos, Tom! Such a sweetie!

    19 February 2008 at 7:35 pm

  3. Such an acrobat. What a sweet guy to make friends with.

    19 February 2008 at 8:21 pm

  4. Love the pictures! Curious… what type of camera do you use?

    19 February 2008 at 8:42 pm

  5. I love the third picture best. Such good lighting on an different pose.

    19 February 2008 at 8:46 pm

  6. Flying Monkey

    Nice Wednesday post! I enjoyed it! Come take a look at some “typical male bonding”.

    Great photos!

    19 February 2008 at 8:46 pm

  7. naturespalette

    beautiful bird!

    19 February 2008 at 8:55 pm

  8. @ Lvn – thanks and I was happy with the shots!
    @ Pam – thanks and they are for sure!
    @ Barb – they can go anywhere! Hope they come to my feeder for life!
    @ Pinar –thanks and these pictures were done with the Nikon D70s!
    @ Ruth – thanks and I love that little sparkle in its eye!
    @ Flying Monkey – thanks and those guys look like they are having fun!
    @ Naturespalette! Thanks so much!

    19 February 2008 at 9:00 pm

  9. My little nuthatches love the suet too. I’ll be sad to see them leave when spring finally comes.

    19 February 2008 at 9:55 pm

  10. This is by far my favorite bird to watch at feeders. Unfortunately, I haven’t enticed any to my back yard in the city. Really great shots. The first one of the little bird holding the seed is primo!

    Tom

    19 February 2008 at 10:29 pm

  11. Lisa at Greenbow

    This is our first year ever to have red-breasted nuthatches at the feeder all winter. It has been such fun to watch them. We have two. Such a sweet little bird.

    I have one question…What word did you leave out of this post for “wordless” wednesday. tee hee…..

    20 February 2008 at 4:49 am

  12. Sherri

    Great photos Tom – the white stripes on the head in the last shot are really dramatic!

    20 February 2008 at 8:45 am

  13. Nice set of shots of this beautiful nuthatch, Tom!

    20 February 2008 at 9:22 am

  14. Great shots! Gotta keep those little nuthatches happy! 🙂

    20 February 2008 at 9:49 am

  15. @ RuthieJ – they are such great little birds and Lucky to have them all year!
    @ Tom – they sure are thanks!
    @ Lisa – thanks and as much. Maybe I should call it not as wordy Wednesday
    @ Sherri – thanks and I do love the black and white on them!
    @ Marty – thanks!
    @ Liza – thanks and love them for sure!

    20 February 2008 at 10:23 am

  16. great shots! the focus is really sharp.

    happy WW!

    20 February 2008 at 11:26 am

  17. Nuthatches are such sweet little birds. 🙂

    20 February 2008 at 1:20 pm

  18. Great photos. We can’t encourage birds with feeders because they will get eaten by the cats..:-(

    I love looking at everyone else’s birds though!

    20 February 2008 at 5:04 pm

  19. Gosh. You get the best photos. I’d love to see a red-breasted nuthatch here. I’ll be patient!

    Get hopping with that suet!!!!

    20 February 2008 at 9:18 pm

  20. Grace

    These little cuties give a whole new meaning to the phrase”hanging around.” 🙂 Nifty Nuthatches!!

    20 February 2008 at 10:43 pm

  21. your shots are so clean and sharp. they love suet that much hum??? thanks for reminding me….

    21 February 2008 at 1:09 am

  22. @ JMom – thanks and I appreciate your kind words! Welcome to my site!
    @ Lana – they are such great birds! Thanks
    @ Sherry – thanks and lucky the wild cats are only around once and a while!
    @ Mary – thanks, blush . . they will come soon!
    @ Grace – thanks and they are nifty for sure!
    @ aullori – thanks and you don’t see the non clean ones! Well I try not to! Do make that suet!

    21 February 2008 at 7:43 am

  23. I love those little birds. Wishing I could get shots like that.
    Someday I will. I need to make some Zick dough today.

    21 February 2008 at 8:46 am

  24. Great photos of an adorable little bird!

    21 February 2008 at 10:57 am

  25. Great shots Tom, hope you been doing well 🙂

    21 February 2008 at 7:05 pm

  26. @ Toni – thanks and the dough will help!
    @ Adam – thanks and I do love these guys!
    @ Bernie – thanks and been very busy! Thanks for asking!

    21 February 2008 at 8:05 pm

  27. Marg

    I can’t get over how long that bill looks! Such a cutie

    Is there melt proof suet?

    22 February 2008 at 9:23 am

  28. Will, its for all seasons and the non melt part keeps it from getting sticky stuff all over the birds feathers! If the feathers get sticky the bird could get wet cold and or die! Only best to use during cold temps!

    22 February 2008 at 10:32 pm

  29. Hello,
    we live in France.
    Your website is very beautiful. The animals are reallly superb.
    we, an a small way, we are photographing a little squirrel (écureuil , panache in french).
    Go on ! this ‘s clever.
    Bievre, France

    23 February 2008 at 4:23 pm

  30. @ Bievre – thanks and you are very kind! Glad you are out photographing the little squirrel! Thanks

    23 February 2008 at 6:31 pm

  31. Red-breasted Nuthatches are SO photogenic! And cooperative! And HUNGRY!!!!

    25 February 2008 at 6:37 pm

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