Nuthatch: down the hatch | Nature Notes from Dorset

At number nineteen in the top twenty garden feeding birds is the nuthatch (Sitta europaea). It is an active feed bag visitor to gardens that are near woodland and if you have nuthatches at all they will be frequent visitors. Not only do they like seed but they are very keen on 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 common right across the woods of Dorset. All year round, and especially in spring, its load and very distinctive 'piping' call makes them unmissable - hear the sound, locate the bird! 

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