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White-breasted Nuthatch Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite:  One of my favorite species, for the character they bring to a sometimes desolate winter birding landscape in South Dakota.  They're always inquisitive, often scolding, and even better, often just PRESENT when few other birds are around. It's hard to visit a wooded area for long and not hear or see one.  My favorite photo is from the fall of 2007, one of those beautiful fall days where the warm afternoon sunlight really is bringing out the fall colors.  I caught this guy in a typical, inquisitive, White-breasted Nuthatch pose with those fall colors brilliantly shining through in the background.

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

November 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

November 2nd, 2004

Brandon, South Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch 3

December 30th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch 4

October 23rd, 2006

DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch 5

November 17th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch 6

February 16th, 2007

Perry Nature Area, near Sioux Falls, S. Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch 7

May 16th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch 8

November 2nd, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

White-breasted Nuthatch 9

May 28th, 2010

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch 10

May 26th, 2011

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch 11

May 26th, 2011

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

White-breasted Nuthatch 12

October 11th, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

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


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