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Red-breasted Nuthatch Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: The less common of the two nuthatches found in my part of the state, with White-breasted Nuthatches must more prevalent.  I've never had a Red-breasted Nuthatch at my feeders, but I have often seen them in some of the state parks in the region.  The photos from Newton Hills State Park below are from three or four different dates, but the photos themselves are all from the same tree!! There's a massive eastern red cedar that always is full of berries in the fall, and that one tree is where I've most often seen Red-breasted Nuthatches in South Dakota.  That includes the photo below, from October 10th, 2010 in Newton Hills State Park.

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

September 7th, 2007

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch 2

September 7th, 2007

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch 3

September 7th, 2007

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch 4

November 7th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis 

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis 

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis 

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis 

Red-breasted Nuthatch 5

October 10th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch 6

October 10th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch 7

October 10th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch 8

October 10th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis 

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis 

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis 

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis 

Red-breasted Nuthatch 9

October 10th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch 10

September 14th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch 11

September 14th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Red-breasted Nuthatch 12

September 14th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Red-breasted Nuthatch.


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