White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch. A nor'easter had just passed through several days prior, leaving many trees and tree branches down in our area. It is possible the large branch it is sitting on was broken off during the storm. The other shots I took were too blurry due to low shutter speed. I was very excited to get one on a branch and having dinner in it's mouth was a bonus. I see this frequently on the trail behind our apartment.

What I enjoy about these birds in particular is that they frequently climb down trees headfirst and also climb upside-down on branches. I have not seen any other birds around here that do these things.

Lens - Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD @ 400mm on Nikon D5500