The Guest

I’ve been enjoying the company of a pair of Red-Breasted Nuthatches, both male.  One of the pair lets me stand beside him while feeding on suet.

NuthatchHe’s a busy boy.
I’m a curious gal.

He’s quick.
I’m slow.

The seed.
The suet.
The mix upon the ground.

He tilts his head.
This is good stuff.

Me standing still.
Do you want more?

A fleeting glance.
That would be nice.

Who is the guest?
Him or me?


About Just Jude

I grew up on a small farm in Michigan but have always felt the urge to wander and began doing so as a teenager. Since that time, I've hiked, biked and paddled in every season; not for sport, but for the journey.

Posted on January 27, 2015, in Birds, Nature, New Hampshire, Photos and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I love nuthatches. The way they climb upside down on a tree trunk without a care in the world. And how secure they are at suet feeders! Thanks for the great photo.

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  2. I love your blog! Really good!

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  3. Love this! but then, I love everything you write. 🙂


  4. This my first blog comment–ever. I especially appreciate your last two intertwining questions. Giant existential questions–which have no answer, but is lie at the heart of who we are–or aren’t as human beings.

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