Nature clicks #84 - White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch
Nikon D300s, Sigma 50-500mm / f4.5-6.3 APO DG HSM

Today just a shot from my "backyard series". The White-breasted Nuthatch is here all year long. Their yank-yank-yank calls seem to be heard more frequently now. Spring can't be that far anymore… They are usually in company with the Black-capped Chickadees. The nuthatch moves down pretty fast on tree trunks, head first, and they are always a good subject to practice focussing with the long lens. Their relative, the Red-breasted Nuthatch, is here in our area usually only during migration. I snapped a picture of it last November and wrote a post about it (Click HERE if you like to compare both of them).