Welcome to the mon@rch nature blog and I hope you join us in some of our nature adventures through the Allegany State Park area!
I am a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer from the Western New York area. I have started exploring nature writing through this blog and it truly has been fun sharing my numerous adventures with everyone. Thanks to the many other authors that help me with my post and they will be sharing some of their nature explorations.
I have always had a latent interest in birds and photography and have been lucky enough to find time to explore these interests over the last few years. I am very thankful to the Cattaraugus County Bird Club for getting me started, sharing their wealth of knowledge and for their wonderful programs. And many thanks to Tom for letting me share some of my adventures and photos on the Monarch Nature Blog.
Thank you for taking the time visiting and commenting on this blog.
That little nuthatch is showing off its white breast, the little stinker.
4 February 2009 at 2:41 am
I like how you were get a picture of the nuthatch to show how maneuverable it is.
I have not had a nuthatch on my feeder since late November.
4 February 2009 at 5:30 am
Good photo Mon@rch. I like the suet set up.
4 February 2009 at 5:55 am
4 February 2009 at 6:50 am
Great shot Tom, they are one of my favorite birds, I love their songs !!
4 February 2009 at 1:23 pm
Quite an acrobat, too!
4 February 2009 at 1:33 pm
They are such acrobats – cute shot!
4 February 2009 at 2:45 pm
One of my best buddies!
4 February 2009 at 7:06 pm
Beautiful photo. I love that bird feeder.
5 February 2009 at 12:10 pm
really nice action shot! You know this brings up a question that has been bugging me lately. Is there a difference between a white-breasted nuthatch & a slender-billed white-breasted nuthatch? serious question… I’ve been digging thru your photos to see if can find one but I think maybe it’s just an older name for the same bird?
5 February 2009 at 4:25 pm
The slender-billed white-breasted nuthatch is a subspecies found in western Oregon, Washington (barely), California, and into Baja California. It is in decline in Oregon, and a Species of Concern in Washington. They do have more slender bills and a few other subtle physical differences from other subspecies. Their voices also differ from other subspecies.
7 February 2009 at 4:34 pm
hum thanks nuthatch gal…. I appreciate the info. (The stuff I’ve read on it is so old it caused me a bit of confusion…) Thank you.
8 February 2009 at 2:31 am
@ Linda – lol they sure are!
@ Kallen – thanks and I have not seen the Red-breasted Nuthatches like years past!
@ Threecollie – thanks
@ Bernie – They are great birds for sure, thanks
@ Right Blue – wish I could move around like them, thanks
@ Bird Girl – thanks
@ Nina – LOL 🙂
@ Sandy – thanks and it is a location I put one of my hummingbird feeders!
@ Aullori – thanks and Nuthatch gal answered it for me but yep!
@ Nuthatch gal , thanks
8 February 2009 at 11:27 am
10 February 2009 at 7:42 pm