Friday, May 11, 2007

Western Rock Nuthatch


We parked by the Meladia river (between Sigri and Eressos) to listen to a mystery Acrocephalus warbler. While our backs were turned for 10 minutes or so, this Rock Nuthatch was checking out our car!

With all the windows wound down, it had flown right through and when I turned around to get back in the car (the warbler still unidentified), the bird was sitting on the passenger window sill! I think we were all quite startled, because it then tried to fly out through the rear windscreen (closed) and then went to sit on the driver's side before eventually making its escape.

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM