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:
Back home I look in the 1957 Brooke Bond Bird Portraits album of tea cards:
I find the Nuthatch:
I love the phrase, “A haunter of dead trees.”
Here it is in a 1950s Ladybird book:
They are still a delight to watch.