What a Treat!

This week Tina has given us the delightful challenge of “What a Treat” for the Lens-Artists Challenge #120. This week the birds visiting our feeder have been my treat.

This little white breasted nuthatch is a tiny bird with a big attitude . Our feeder is just above him on the right.
He will take that seed, that he got from the feeder, and hammer it into the wood until it breaks open and he can eat it.
Here he looks like he is looking ,right at me, with a look that says ” You taking a picture of me?”
This morning I was amazed to look out and see a whole flock of Evening Grosbeaks pecking about for the seeds that have fallen from the feeder. They had tried to get some from the feeder but if two try at the same time the feeder does not stay open as they are too heavy.
The flock flew off when I moved toward the window but this little female was not deterred from searching for fallen seeds.
The male and female discuss why the feeder will not stay open for them.

I have never seen the Evening Grosbeaks here before, They are so brightly colored they look almost tropical. So seeing them and the little White Breasted Nuthatch was my Treat for the week. Thank you Tina for this challenge.

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32 responses to “What a Treat!”

  1. Roadtirement Avatar

    The nuthatch is one of the favorite birds that visit our backyard.

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  2. Gavin and Wyatt Avatar

    Amazing patience to be in the right place and right time to capture such an image. Well done!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I have to take thr bird photos through thr kitchen window so that can be tricky
      So glad you liked them. Thanks for commenting. Have a good weekend.

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  3. pattimoed Avatar

    Beautiful images, Anne. I love the coloring on the Evening Grosbeak.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It is quite exotic for us. They travel in large flocks too. Thanks for leaving a comment Patti!

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  4. Photography Journal Blog Avatar

    Lovely captures, what a nice treat to have these lovely little birds nearby.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you ,they provide a lot of entertainment.

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  5. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Definitely a treat, Anne! You get a nice variety of birds! You could have linked with Sunday Stills this week, too, with the backyard bird theme ๐Ÿ˜

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Ah! Thank you Terri. I am not keepong up with everything in the blogosphere !

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  6. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    This is a treat for me too and I believe your handling of aperture mode made the picture so clear.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I was shooting at f5.6 . It is tricky to get the little birds as they flit and fly so fast. Thanks for commenting Subbashini.

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      1. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

        Always my pleasure ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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  7. Emma Cownie Avatar

    I recognised the nuthatch from my bird books – I have never seen one in real life!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      They are fiesty little birds. When my husband goes out with our little dog they look down from the feeder and while other birds fly off they just watch with a superior look and go on with finding seeds on the feeder.

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  8. Megala Avatar

    Wonderful treat! Watching those cute little birdies is absolutely a treat for our eyes and also for our mind.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed them.

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  9. dprastka Avatar

    What a treat, so BEAUTIFUL!! โค๏ธ

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thanks Diana. Glad you enjoyed them.

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  10. Robert Parker Avatar

    It is indeed a treat, very cute little guys. It’s too bad we can’t communicate with the Grosbeaks, and teach them, if everyone just takes turns, everyone will get some seeds. But you’re absolutely right, they do look almost tropical

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      There are several animals, including horses, that I wish I could communicate with to help them . Thanks for this comment Robert

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  11. Amy Avatar

    Lovely set of bird image, Anne. What a treat for viewers.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Amy. I appreciate that comment very much.

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  12. sandyjwhite Avatar

    I love to watch nuthatches, Anne. They are so acrobatic.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      They are! Glad you enjoy them too!

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  13. JohnRH Avatar

    Excellent!
    “Here’s Looking At You, Kid.” -Humphrey Bogart (who?!), twice in Casablanca.
    “”Are you looking at me?” “Are you looking at me?” “Are you looking at me?” [Robert De Niro, “Taxi Driver”]

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Hello John! I apologize for the fact that is has taken me a day to reply to your very entertaining comment. I do know who Humphrey Bogart was and have seen Casablanca about three times. And I have read a biography of Lauren Bacall and learned more about Bogey through that as well. I have also seen Taxi Driver. What a film!!! I think the little bird is not quite as dangerous as De Niro but a bit sharper that Bogarts “looking”.
      ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. JohnRH Avatar

        ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Nooooo problem. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  14. Tina Schell Avatar

    What a treat indeed Anne! Those little birds are so sweet and so different from those we see here. Endless entertainment!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes it is . Thanks Tina!

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