I've been lucky to watch these nuthatches from about a month ago. They make such an unusual nest, lining both the inside and outside with mud, which dries and leaves the entrance hole exactly the size they like it.
Now they have got to the feeding stage and both adults are backwards and forwards every 10 mintes or so. I do hope the babies appear one day enough to get a picture of a couple of beaks.
I've never seen a Nuthatch nest before, and it's been a privilege watching them. You can see the dried mud on the nestbox above his head. That took about three weeks for them to complete!
Hope you like.
Taken on tripod with old faithful Sigma manual focus 600mm (1970s) + EOS adapter. I like this £25 'Eagerbay' lens better than the recent Canon 100mm macro I treated myself to for the summer pond insects here, and which cost me an arm and a leg. Does anyone know a site or blog of users of Canon 100mm f2.8 EF lenses where people share their experiences? I'd be interested to see tips for sharp images. At the moment my £6:50 Russian Jupiter 11a 135mm f4 manual focus lens gives as sharp or sharper images than the Canon 100mm.....
Best to all,
|Camera:||Canon EOS 450D |
|Lens:||1970s Sigma 600mm m/f prime (mirror f8) + EOS adapter |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|Flash:||Off, Did not fire|