2018: White-Breasted Nuthatch


 

According to Audubon Society and Wikipedia,

White-Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) is a small songbird which breeds in old-growth woodland across much of temperate North America. It is a stocky bird, with a large head, short tail, powerful bill, and strong feet. The upperparts are pale blue-gray, and the face and underparts are white. It has a black cap and a chestnut lower belly. 

White-Breasted Nuthatch forages for insects on trunks and branches and is able to move head-first down trees. Seeds form a substantial part of its winter diet, as do acorns and hickory nuts that were stored by the bird in the fall. The nest is in a hole in a tree, and the breeding pair may smear insects around the entrance as a deterrent to squirrels. 

 

EXIF and other information

Archive ID d8c_102-0220
Date and Time 2018-02-04 11:08:26
GPS Date and Time 2018-02-04 11:08:26
GPS Location 47.1173 N, -88.5607 E, 835 ft (Goolgle Map: Pin | Directions)
Camera Nikon D800
Lens AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
Focal Length 190.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 190.0 mm)
Mode Aperture-priority AE
Shutter Speed 1/1600 second(s)
Aperture f/2.8
ISO 400
Exposure Bias 0
Flash Off, Did not fire
Filters None
Light Value 11.6
Hyperfocal Distance 429.10 m
Focus Distance 1.58 m
Depth of Field 0.010 m (1.580 - 1.590 m)
Field of View 9.5 deg (0.26 m)
Tripod
No
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