The Upside-Down Bird is hatching nuts again
I’m fascinated by Eurasian Nuthatches. They’re unlike any other bird in the UK.
That’s because all the world’s other nuthatches live elsewhere. Of the 24 species of nuthatch, most live in South East Asia, which is where they probably first evolved.
Nuthatches as a group are also unlike any other birds in the world. If you see a bird climbing head first down a tree, anywhere in the world, it’s a nuthatch. How do I know that?
It’s in my new book.
The Nuthatch by Erik Matthysen is available on Amazon as a a Kindle e-book for £51.84. Phew! Click on the image, buy a copy for a fortune, and I’ll get a tiny percentage. That’s the modern world.
Alternatively, buy a real book with a musty smell and the feel of proper pages, just like I did through Abebooks. It’s also available from Amazon in the UK as a hardback for £60 new or from £15 used. Preferably buy it from a small business with a love for books, and make a small business very happy.
The book is so well written and so full of quirky and fascinating facts that I keep dipping into it excitedly and wanting to tell people about nuthatches. That’s a worrying sign, isn’t it?
They are full of character, though, aren’t they?
Finally, today, this is probably my favourite Nuthatch image. It’s got a bizarre abstract feel with deep shadows, intense colours, linear patterns, and, in the middle of it all, a character bird.
Strike a pose!
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