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Photo Info

Dimensions2400 x 3600
Original file size5.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken16-May-20 19:45
Date modified23-Jun-20 21:56
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D850
Focal length600 mm
Focal length (35mm)600 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/500 at f/5
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 1000
Metering modePattern
Brown-headed Nuthatch Pair 2_J1F1939

Brown-headed Nuthatch Pair 2_J1F1939

A dead branch of a pine tree is a typical nesting site for Brown-headed Nuthatches.

At first I thought this pair was still building their nest as both parents came and went from the nest without spending much time inside. Then one stayed and the other brought in food. So, perhaps there are eggs inside and the female just needed to stretch her wings for awhile.

Location: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA