As an avid Wildlife Photographer based in Arkansas, I had the opportunity to capture some shots of the Red-breasted Nuthatch. I managed to get a few photos of this beautiful bird perched on my backyard birdbath.

Red-breasted Nuthatch on My Birdbath

Red-breasted Nuthatch on My Birdbath

Although my initial intention was to capture the nuthatch as it quenched its thirst, the bird had other plans and seemed more interested in the bird feeder nearby. I was still able to capture its striking features and unique markings, including its rusty-red breast and distinct black stripe running through its eyes.

These Red-breasted Nuthatches are frequent visitors to my feeder and are known for their playful and acrobatic nature. They often dart in and out, clinging to the feeder’s sides and quickly darting away with their favorite seeds.

Observing these birds in their natural habitat is a true pleasure, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to capture their beauty through my lens.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Lavaca (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: February 19, 2023 (1:26 P. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 500 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

Here is another photo I took in my yard of a Red-breasted Nuthatch: Red-breasted Nuthatch On A Log