A Tiny Trinity

The trinity has been making frequent appearances in my backyard lately.
Now clearly I’m not talking about the capital “T” version – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost – although they too are regulars at my house!
No, I’m talking about the tiny trio of Nuthatches that have been hanging about, stopping by to enjoy the fresh water.

I’ve posted about the Brown-headed Nuthatch before – a daring, delightful little bird that has a special place in my heart.

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And I’ve posted about the White-breasted Nuthatch on a number of occasions – a curious and comical fellow that makes me smile every time he drops in.

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But I’ve never posted about the Red-breasted Nuthatch until now…simply because this is the first time I’ve ever had one show up in my backyard!

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When you look at his features, you can definitely see the family resemblance.

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I’m not sure how long this newcomer will stick around, but for now, I’ll enjoy having this tiny trinity all here together.

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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15 Responses to A Tiny Trinity

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Love your little Nuthatches Kathy! They are adorable little birds I do agree.

  2. Trail Walker says:

    Great captures of these sweet little birds! The white breasted is the only one we see here in northeast Ohio.

  3. Vicki says:

    lovely little birds and great photos.

  4. All wonderful shots! How nice to see the brown headed version, not one that comes our way.

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Thinking of Christmas today since it is at the stores… it would make a cute Christmas card to have a Nutcracker with a Nuthatch or two! 💜 Your photos always make me smile! 😄

  6. de Wets Wild says:

    Such terrific photos! Their needle-sharp little bills fascinates me. Are they insectivores, Kathy?

  7. So cute. I’ve got some little brown-headed nuthatches hanging around this winter. My first time seeing them!

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