Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
Not only do the like seed, they eat peanuts and adore cheese, especially if it is rubbed in to the bark of a tree.
The Nuthatch is very much a part of the woodland fauna and is very common right across the woods of Dorset. All year round its very distinctive 'piping' call makes unmissable - hear the sound, locate the bird! It can also be heard sometimes opening (or hatching) a nut high in the tree canopy.
Quite dramatic looking, the Nuthatch is like no other bird and cannot really be mistaken. They are regular visitor to the nut bags by the information centre at Arne and always causes a bit of a thrill amongst the visitors.
It likes to feed facing downwards and is quite unique in being able to walk down a tree trunk.