Nuthatch – “A haunter of dead trees.”

There’s a Nuthatch sounding off like a car alarm above me. It comes down to a nearby branch and I’m able to photograph it:

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

Back home I look in the 1957 Brooke Bond Bird Portraits album of tea cards:

Tunnicliffe's Bird Portraits - The Hall of Einar

I find the Nuthatch:

Brooke Bond - Bird Portraits - Tunnicliffe

I love the phrase, “A haunter of dead trees.”

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

Here it is in a 1950s Ladybird book:

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

They are still a delight to watch.

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