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It isn't often I have seen a Red Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) foraging for food on the ground and was surprised to see this one in the garden last week.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload - much appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:700mm 8.1m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Foraging Nuthatch
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:28 Oct 2012 - 8:32 AM
Tags:Bird, Foraging, Garden, Ground, Nuthatch, Red Breasted, Sitta europaea, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:28

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:33 AM

Lovely portrait of this pretty bird.

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:35 AM

Well captured.

Lavina

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7130 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:56 AM

Good to see a nutty the right way up for a change, Sylvia Grin Carol

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
28 Oct 2012 - 9:14 AM

Lovely capture.

They're on the ground quite often. At one of my favourite photo-spots there are frequently as many as three around my feet!
Malcolm

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 9:43 AM


Quote: Lovely capture.

They're on the ground quite often. At one of my favourite photo-spots there are frequently as many as three around my feet!
Malcolm

They must be very tame and trusting, Malcolm - would that be on a Nature Reserve? The birds visiting our garden are always on the lookout for some predator or another.

Last Modified By teocali at 28 Oct 2012 - 9:45 AM

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 10:20 AM

Fine shot once again, Sylvia: interesting to read the above as I too don't recall seeing them on the ground too often either.
Ronnie.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 3:15 PM

Unusual capture Sylvia, we don't often see these ground feeding. Lovely shot.
Ron

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 3:37 PM

A 'Red Breasted Nuthatch' Sylvia!!! Wink
They frequent the USA mainly.
Eurasian Nuthatch definately and not uncommon under feeders on the ground, see it a lot at the Feed Station picking easily at the scraps.
Lovely detail and eye with excellent dof.
Not Sitta canadensis though
Richard

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 4:24 PM

Lovely picture like it a lot

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 4:34 PM


Quote: A 'Red Breasted Nuthatch' Sylvia!!! Wink
They frequent the USA mainly.
Eurasian Nuthatch definately and not uncommon under feeders on the ground, see it a lot at the Feed Station picking easily at the scraps.
Lovely detail and eye with excellent dof.
Not Sitta canadensis though
Richard

"Red breasted" title and tag copied and pasted in error from my upload on on an international site, Richard. Haven't mentioned "canadensis" anywhere though Wink

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oldgreyheron
oldgreyheron e2 Member 7124 forum postsoldgreyheron vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 6:20 PM

I seem to have one as a resident of my bird feeding station - it likes to hide peanuts all over the place, including burying them in the border soil. I wonder if this was foraging or hiding things - whatever the activity the image is great Sylvia.

Mike

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 9:24 PM

A fabulous shot of this lovely little nuthatch, really unusual to see one on the ground. Makes a refreshing change from the usual shots of them posing on tree trunks

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 9:59 PM

A nutti nutti - on the ground - not on the tree. super capture, not one you get every day!
Johanna

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 10:01 PM

Great photo Sylvia a wonderful little bird
David

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