Friday, September 7, 2012

The Society of Nuthatches

White-breasted Nuthatch in Madera Canyon 3-28-2008

I like the society of Nuthatches
I like their cheerful chatter and “Yank, Yank” 
as they go about their business. 
I like their view of the world 
as they survey every situation 
From every angle— 
Theirs is a varying perspective, 
and whatever they see they seem to discuss 
Amicably among themselves 
Until a consensus is reached! 
What cheerful little creatures they are 
As they climb the tall tree trunks 
Or fly to my feeders for seeds, 
They always sound happy to me, 
And they always look curious. 
Yes, I like the society of Nuthatches. 

~Kathie Adams Brown (July 17, 2012)
White-breasted Nuthatch 1-21-2011 Andover, MA
White-breasted Nuthatch 11-16-2010 Andover, MA
White-breasted Nuthatch 10-29-2010 Andover, MA
White-breasted Nuthatch 4-9-2011 Andover, MA
White-breasted Nuthatches 4-9-2011 Andover, MA
White-breasted Nuthatch 9-2-2011 Andover, MA

23 comments:

  1. beautiful shots of a lovely bird

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  2. Kathie, you captured the White-breasted Nuthatch beautifully in both your poem and photographs. These birds are always a welcome sight at our feeders. Thank you for putting a smile on my face this morning. Wonderful post!

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    1. Thanks Julie! They are just so cute and amusing!

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  3. Great pictures of a bird which is not in the Netherlands, I find this truly amazing.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Irma, they are so much fun to watch! I am sorry you do not have any there!

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  4. Great photos and nice poem Kathie! I'm a nuthatch fan. I enjoyed loads of Red-breasted this last weekend up in Round Valley, Idaho. I have post coming up soon with some of the photos I got.

    Hope you are settling into Tucson well.

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    1. Robert, I am settling in gradually. been busy every day unpacking or running to the store to get something I need! I can't wait to see your post and photos! I hope you have settled in as well!

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  5. Love your poem and your pictures, Kathie! Really cheered me up this morning. I am going to miss your reports from NE!

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    1. Hilke, thank you! I so hoped to get to Vermont before I left but it just never happened! Perhaps next summer when I return for a visit. I hope I get to meet you one day!

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  6. Very nice poem and wonderful photos Kathie. Lovely

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  7. Cute poem and captures of the nuthatches, Kathie!

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  8. One of my favorite birds Kathie. One of my favorite images is a white breasted nuthatch.

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    1. Vincent, I can totally understand why. Happy fall birding!

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  9. Thanks everyone for all the comments! I had fun writing this poem and I always have fun watching nuthatches! I'm still unpacking boxes in my new home in Tucson and I hope to get out to see some birds soon! Meanwhile, the hummingbirds have arrived in my new yard!

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  10. I love your pictures of the nuthatches, Kathie. They are beautiful

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    1. Cindy, thanks! I have to drive up to the mountains to see them here though!

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  11. Your beautiful poem flows nicely with your nuthatch images Kathy, very enjoyable post!

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  12. What a charming society! They really are beautiful bird, like a Clark's Nutcracker and a Black-throated Blue Warbler mixed together.

    Great shots and lovely lyrics Kathie.

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