2020—Another Nuthatch

Despite the many Pine Siskins crowding the water feature at The Ranch in Montana, whenever a single Red-breasted Nuthatch lurked around the edges, the white stripes on its head drew our attention. It was a real challenge to capture this tiny, quick-moving bird. Most of the time, when one of us spotted and called out the location, in the second or two it took to swing the camera around, the nuthatch had disappeared. It was always rewarding to actually photograph it.