1. Ice Swimmer says

    I’d imagine these fellows have to have a good grip and reasonably sharp claws to be able to go up, down and upside down the way they do.

    Like the snag in the second picture.

  2. says

    They are most often spotted in an upside down position, and often in what seem to be gravity-defying positions!

  3. Kengi says

    They make the other birds look awkward when going down tree branches and trunks. A big red-bellied woodpecker will strain its neck looking left and right down, then make a short hop a few inches lower, then start the process all over. In the meantime, the nuthatch will zip down the branches upside down (seeing where its going at all times), then run circles around the trunk, pausing only if it runs into a juicy bug.

    For a small bird their movement always makes them easy to identify at a distance.

    Very pretty shots of the little guy. The dead tree makes for a perfect setting in the pictures.

  4. Crimson Clupeidae says

    They hop (hop, I tell you!!) while inverted. I’m pretty sure they have their own built in gravity generators…..

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