Birdblogging: like regular blogging, only with birds. Story behind the photo after the break.
This is another one up near my neck of the woods, rather than in Florida. As with the white-throated sparrow, this was taken at my folks’ house, at the other bird feeder (obviously during warmer climes). It can be kind of a pain trying to get a good shot of a tree-clinging bird like a nuthatch. Nine times out of ten he’s got his back to you as he climbs up and down a tree trunk, and if he’s shifting around to the side where he’s more visible from side-on, you have a split second to get that shot before the bird disappears around the other side of the tree.
This particular one was a little more cooperative, as he was perched on a twisty vine with an irregular surface, and therefore had to sit in such a way that he looked as he does in the photo. Awfully sporting of him, no?