During the 4th of July (Independence Day) weekend, we had a Mortensen Family Reunion. We camped at the Hot Spring Campground near Garden Valley along the South Fork of the Payette River. The birding there was surprisingly good and I was delighted to have all three Idaho nuthatches right in the campground: Red-breasted, White-breasted, and Pygmy. Unfortunately I didn't capture any Pygmy Nuthatch images. These were the first White-breasted Nuthatches I had seen in Idaho, so I was pretty excited.
I noticed that the nuthatches and the woodpeckers always seemed to prefer the non-photo-friendly shaded side of the ponderosa pines. My family also moved around in our camp chairs like the hands of a clock following the shade.
Now I just need to get back to the South to see a Brown-headed Nuthatch.