Saturday, 20 February 2016

The Nuthatch

There is a park quite near to where we live that is mainly used at weekends for picnicing in good weather, as there are several stone benches and tables placed in clearings around the park, but during the winter months it is deserted. We like to go there now and again, in the hope of seeing birds that I wouldn't normally see on the farm or in the garden. Hubby takes his binoculars, and I take my old camera, which I'm delighted to tell you, has now been repaired after the damaged part was replaced by another sound one, found in a camera of the same model. I am so pleased, as it a treasured part of my daily life, and like a trusted friend, and to be honest I missed it on my daily walks, and was so used to it that I would have found a new one quite complicated to use.


The gnarled trees there, are very old and full of crevices and  holes, which attract certain kinds of birds, and the moss covered stones and walls also attract insects, but today I am sharing a few Nuthatch images, and the natural environment.




 


 









 


 


 


 


 


 
 


 


 


 


 


WILD BIRD WEDNESDAYS
SATURDAY'S CRITTERS
I'D RATHER B BIRDIN
GOOD FENCES

43 comments:

Giga said...

I also long used to use an old camera, because new too well I did not know. You had a lovely walk, a lovely bird met. Regards.

Gosia k said...

lovely park to walk

DIMI said...

What a lovely place to visit!!
Magnificent shots!!Lovely little bird!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a happy weekend!
Dimi...

Christine said...

Hello, this fine afternoon! That park is so like the one of my childhood with so many paths & rock fortresses to explore! The trees are wonderful too providing lots of summer shade for picnics!
The shots of the nutcracker are so sweet!
Enjoy your weekend!

Debbie said...

my camera is like an extension of my arm, i need it to be happy!!! beautiful light in these incredible images. looks like my kinda' place!!!

Rita Vaselli said...

Dear Sonija, how beatiful place and how beautiful pictures!!!
Soon I have pleasure of live a month with my family ...a bit afar from blogland.
Hugs and Kisses,Rita.

Noke said...

Ein schöner Park.

Gruß
Noke

matti juhani niilola said...

Hello. Stunning images from Nuthatch.

Ela said...

Beautiful place to walk and relax !I love your photos of nature !
Happy weekend :)

Nick Morgan said...

What a beautiful park. It is so natural-looking. I love the nuthatch. There has been one visiting the bird feeder at my father's house all winter. Sadly, he is in hospital and even though I put food in the feeders each weekend, the birds have stopped coming. I was at his house all day today and didn't see one bird at the feeder.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Such a beautiful bird. Love all of your photos :)

Anni said...

To have that bird remain close by for you to get so many magnificent images of it....a BIG plus!

The tree is awesome too.

susan said...

very pretty place

Linda said...

Those are some dramatic rocks. I like the nuthatch.

Teresa said...

Es precioso, tanto el pájaro como el lugar. Besitos.

Anni said...

I've returned to send along my thanks for...joining in by adding your valued link of your fantastic post!!

As I stated above, amazing photos, and so 'unreal' to have it stay near you for such a long time. You're living right.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a beautiful place. I love the lovely trees and the sweet Nuthatch! Great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

hmuxo said...

I love those trees with character....this one is perfect for birds to play in. Glad your camera is fixed...I as well take my camera everywhere I go....you never know what you'll see. 💕

Phil Slade said...

It's good to hear that you got your old friend back in good order. I find it difficult to get pictures of Nuthatch (apart from in the hand)because around here they are generally shy.

Cloudia said...

You have a beautiful place to walk, and you make good use of it. Glad we met!

David Gascoigne said...

What a wonderful, gnarled old tree. It almost overshadows the Nuthatch.

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful tree and pretty area! hope you'll link this next thursday! :)

Lois said...

I love the Nuthatch pictures and that old tree is gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Love seeing the Nuthatch AND that tree!

NatureFootstep said...

apart from the nuthatch you have some really cool trees.

Would love it if you added the post to my Trees and Busher meme tomorrow :)

You find it here:

nfmacro.blogspot.se

Stuart Price said...

This species seems to have colonized NW England recently, when I was a kid they were very rare up there and now when I return for a visit they are very common...........

Lois said...

Just popping back in to say thank you for your nice comment and for following me too!

Denise inVA said...

Lovely photos and I'm glad your camera was fixed. I know how I would feel without mine. Have a great day :)

Len said...

I'd forgotten about your camera. You are so lucky to get it repaired these days and I'm so glad for you because I can see that it is an old friend. Beautifully focussed pictures as usual. You have a keen eye for interesting shots.

Noushka said...

Glad you got your camera back, I know the feeling when it is in repair!!
Lovely nuthatches, I bet they would live in such a wooden area, especially if people come to picnic there!
I have seen none in my garden contrary to years past until 2 days ago!
Cheers, keep well :)

Adam Jones said...

They are lovely birds. Great pictures too.

Marie C said...

What a gorgeous place! I love the gnarled trees and the rocks, and your photos are great! The bird is so sweet as well.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Lovely shots of this secretive little bird.
Enjoy your week!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Nuthatch images, and there was the scenery.

Chris Rohrer said...

These are always such enjoyable birds to have around. Really loving the bird and your scenery here.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

What a lovely spot to frequent...if not for the birds, the scenery!!...:)JP

Rajesh said...

Very cute little busy bird.

Helma said...

I'm glad your camera is repaired so that you can restore beautiful pictures. You leave here, therefore, like all many beautiful pictures of the park. Beautiful stones with moss and trees are magnificent. Delicious spotting birds with your husband :-)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We have the White-breasted Nuthatch here. Different color, but loves to climb on trees upside-down just like yours.

;-)

Ida said...

What a beautiful park. The Nuthatches are so cute. Guess one wouldn't be able to steal that picnic table! (Not that I would try). Nice fences there as well. - So happy you were able to fix your old camera. They do become like friends in a sense.

TexWisGirl said...

thank you! i got to see that cool tree again. :)

Rose said...

Oh, my goodness, I loved these...specially the one with the big old trees and the one right after it...#6 and 7 I think.

Felicia said...

its a beautiful area and the little nuthatch is pretty but that tree in the first image is amazing.

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