Thursday, April 28, 2011

Night Sounds

Here's a couple more pictures from the front yard in D.C., taken with the benefit of the morning sun.




Meanwhile, back in West Virginia...



When this bird landed on the feeder, I thought it might be a different variety of nuthatch. But while it is smaller than the others I've photographed, it does have white on the face all around the eye, so it must be a young White-breasted Nuthatch.


Hiking through the forest, I found a windthrown tree that had snapped another tree about 8 feet above the ground, and a third down near the base. Carmi has moved on from his tree theme, but I say it isn't over until we say it is!



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10 comments:

fish said...

I like the upsidedown world of the nuthatches.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

They are the Kiwis of the North American forests.
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Jennifer said...

Thanks for more nuthatch pictures! They are just the goofiest, cutest birds in the world.

We have yet another day of rain and gray. I'm going to turn into a nuthatch soon if we don't get some sun and warmth. I'd better practice walking backwards down a tree.

Randal Graves said...

First, amphibians, then birds, and now killer bees?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I saw a couple of nuthaches while hiking upcounty. Love those little birdies!

M. Bouffant said...

All those bushes in front of the window are an invitation to burglars.

Trim your bushes!

M. Bouffant said...

Good audio. I (Almost. Well, I thought about it.) recorded some humanoids outside arguing a few mins. ago.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

M.B., Destructor is more than enough to discourage burglars (not to mention the mailman, friends, family, and such as).
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Jennifer said...

All those bushes in front of the window are an invitation to burglars.

Yeah, you need Hawthorns or Barberry.

vacuumslayer said...

"Trim your bushes!"



How Thunder manscapes is none of your business.