Thursday, 27 December 2012

Highlights of 2012................................................ my favourite garden visitors

This was only the third time in nearly eight years I had seen a Nuthatch visiting my garden.

It was the black sunflower seeds that proved to be the favourite seed for most of my garden visitors this year... including the squirrels.

 Sunflower seeds were the preferred choice of the Nuthatches.


    A beautiful bird I see often when wandering around my local woodlands... great to see them in my garden.

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17 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Great images of the Nuthatch.

TexWisGirl said...

the nuthatch is really handsome. :)

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew... Black oil is all I use,a lot of the mixed seed gets wasted, because the birds only like a few seeds in them!!
I love the nuthatch, one of my favorite feeder visitors , he also like the suet cakes!!
So glad you got one to your feeders, hope he hangs around : )
Gracexx

Michelle said...

What a little beauty. As always, nice captures of this little fellow.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Gorgeous!

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Jim said...

Beautiful bird.

Island Rambles Blog said...

We have so many of these nuthatches here, and they bring their babies here to the feeder, they are the most tame of my birds. Looking annoyed when I proceed to fill the feeder.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Hi Andrew, in my garden the Nuthatches like the Black Sunflower seeds and any kind of nut. Great photos my friend, I find the Nuthatch and the Chickadee (Tit) very hard to photograph as they do not linger long.

ladyfi said...

What lovely visitors!

The Herald said...

It's great that you get Nuthatches visiting your garden Andrew, they're beautiful birds to see...[;o)

holdingmoments said...

I just wish they'd visit me! lol
Great garden visitors Andrew.

de mooie natuur - insectenwereld said...

Hi Andrew, in my garden the Nuthatches does not come. Glad you you will share it with us!

Elisabeth Nitteberg said...

Beautiful bird and photos!

Sharon Whitley said...

don't think I'm likely to see one in my garden but Gary gets them in his quite often - lucky you, they're beautiful birds

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the Nuthatch! They are cute birds. Happy New Years, Andrew!

Pat said...

What a great sight in the garden. Nice shots!

Pia said...

Great shots from the Nuthatch! I have him at the birdfeeder all the time, he is a beauty. He loves sunflower seeds and nuts. He also loves to climb in the tree.

Seems he likes your birdfeeder.

Have a happy New Year!