Here’s a Nuthatch in a Ladybird book from 1955:
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:
If you hear a lovely, cheery whistle in your garden, it is probably made by a Nuthatch.
The orange and blue-grey plumage with the distinctive eye stripe make them unmistakable:
Here’s my latest photograph of one: