The Second Ladybird book of British Birds #9 – The Nuthatch

Here’s a Nuthatch in a Ladybird book from 1955:

The Second Ladybird Book of British Birds - The Kingfisher

Is what it says still true?

The Nuthatch is a plump, little bird, shaped rather like a Woodpecker, with a very short tail and long pointed beak. It likes woodlands and parks with plenty of old trees, but is quite common in gardens too.

Yes, that’s still true. Here’s one to prove it:

Nuthatch - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

If you hear a lovely, cheery whistle in your garden, it is probably made by a Nuthatch.

Lovely.

Nuthatch - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

The orange and blue-grey plumage with the distinctive eye stripe make them unmistakable:

Nuthatch - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Here’s my latest photograph of one:

Nuthatch at Daisy Nook - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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