White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch with lunch on September 13, 2020. Migration has picked up the last few days but I haven't been out photographing. My backlog is almost cleared (late 2019 until July 2020) so I'm more enthused to go shooting now. My intention was merely to spend some time on the balcony enjoying the weather today. A titmouse was right outside the balcony so I grabbed my camera. The titmouse joined several other titmice and flew off before I got back outside. A nuthatch then appeared with food climbing trees near the next building. It climbed down these branches and posed nicely for several shots.

The complex sent a landscaping crew to trim branches recently and they cut down several great branches right beside the balcony. It is disappointing since those particular branches provided close bird photographs. This group of dead branches was missed but they are much further from the balcony.

Lens - Tamron 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 @ 550mm on Nikon D500