The nuthatch population seems to be thriving as there are many at our feeders every day. They flit so quickly its hard to ‘catch’ them in a photo. I’m grateful that this one paused briefly, and posed in such a classic nuthatch posture. As a bonus for this shot, we can see something of what he’s caught for his lunch.
The day is a little duller and thankfully, cooler,so I’ve been reviewing my bird visitors and enjoying them all over again.
The Gold Crowned Sparrow is a particular delight to me, as his richly coloured ‘gold crown’ glows brightly regardless of the weather.
This afternoon a small grouping of mergansers was patrolling the shallows. I’ve been watching for their return, and am so happy to see them fishing close to shore, faces immersed, and diving the instant they catch sight of a morsel.
Just after I retrieved my camera , something startled them, and off they went in a fabulous flurry of wings and water— a spectacular splash of colour and light. I didn’t have time to re-set my camera, so caught what I could. Watching wildlife we are given whatever glimpses there are. And this was definitely one. A great delight.