Friday, December 16, 2011

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)



The movie is a little shaky and off-center. As an excuse, I'm blaming the cold and windy weather, and the need to hide behind the bird blind.





UPDATE: Via BDR, I've learned that Captain Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, died Friday, one year ago.




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25 comments:

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I love those little critters... the way they move along tree trunks is really comical.

Sweet video!

Laura said...

Sooo cute! I love watching the birds. I think that I got that from my Father. (along with my fat ass)

((Hugs))
Laura

Randal Graves said...

Excuses? You must be running for office.

Jennifer said...

Oh Thundra! That video made my day! I so wish we had them back here again. They are cute, comical birds.

fish said...

One of my favorites. Spen their lives upside down. Antipodes?

BDR said...

Bmpthnx, but also apologies for the confusion - Beefheart died a year ago today - the post is of posts from a year ago.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ah, now I get Landru's remark.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I am sure that I will be excoriated by Bouffant, but he is always being a jerk to me anyways, so what's the diff?

It makes me a bad person, I am sure, but I kind of like Beefheart more than Zappa. Perhaps it is the Robyn Hitchcock connection...

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I don't think M.B. is singling you out for special high intensity treatment, zrm.
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Rachel said...

Here's another daughter song:

http://youtu.be/lVam-fshUgw

Laura said...

I was gonna say... Didn't he die a long time ago?
I must agree with zrm as well. Like him more than Zappa.
(is it scary to anyone else other than myself that zrm and I seem to have a lot in common?)

((Hugs))
Laura

Jennifer said...

(is it scary to anyone else other than myself that zrm and I seem to have a lot in common?)

We know you're his alter ego.

vacuumslayer said...

Gorgeous photo (even if the bird is PERFECTLY CENTERED).

Laura said...

"We know you're his alter ego"

The jigs up, is it? :D

((Hugs))
Laura

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I WISH I was Canadian.

Substance McGravitas said...

It makes me a bad person, I am sure, but I kind of like Beefheart more than Zappa.

No no, it means you like things that are good more than you like things that are bad.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"(is it scary to anyone else other than myself that zrm and I seem to have a lot in common?)"

Dunno. Is anyone hereabouts scared by unemployed zombie architects?

No?


Guess you're safe, Laura.

Laura said...

I think that I'm scared of zombie's.
Especially hungry, unemployed ones!!! ;p

((Hugs))
Laura

Smut Clyde said...

Nu-Thatch!

I think that I'm scared of zombie's.
I dislike the vampires more. They give anemic blood-pudding-needing photophobic weirdos a bad name.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Challenging Snag for the Most-Disturbing-Blogger crown, Smut?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I think that I'm scared of zombie's.

Wait until you meet one that gets irate about spelling, typoos, and misplaced apostrophes.

Smut Clyde said...

the Most-Disturbing-Blogger crown

There's a TITLE? Why was I not previously informed??

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

There was never much competition before.

M. Bouffant said...

Type my name & I do not appear.

Thunder's correct. No S.H.I.T. from me. Harmless abuse of musical taste is just to keep the flow on.

Lisa Golden said...

At our last house we had this huge pine tree that stood alone in the back yard. I loved watching the nuthatches go up and down the trunk upside down.