The Nuthatch

Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) at Chidswell & Heybeck 2021

There is only one species of Nuthatch in the UK and that is a woodland bird.

A member of the Nuthatch family, nuthatches are plump and look like a small woodpecker.  They have a blue-grey back with white belly and chestnut sides and black strip like a mask across the eye to the neck.

They eat insects, hazel nuts, acorns, beechmast, other nuts and seed.

They like mature woods best and the ancient Woodlands of Dum and Dogloitch provide a perfect home.

Protected by The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Nuthatches are here!

Let’s keep a home for the Nuthatch here!

Click here to find out more about the nuthatch on the RSPB website.

Fact sources: RSPB Giving Nature a Home, & RSPB Handbook of British Birds

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