The Nuthatch grabs the nut

The Nuthatch, always a joy to watch as they feed in the garden. Unmistakable too when you see them. They may only be the size of many other garden birds like the Great Tit, but their shape and colours really do make them stand out.

If you have ever seen the larger Woodpeckers in the English countryside you will recognise their shape in the Nuthatch. Their colour makes them stand out too if you see them at the bird table. A greyish blue top and back with a contrasting white underbelly. They have orange/brown colourings on the front sides and a black line/stripe on its head.

Their name, Nuthatch, comes from the way they sometimes grab nuts and wedge them in holes. Using their beaks they then break them open to get at the part of the nut they need.

Pic details:

Camera Olympus: OM-D E-M5
Lens: 75-300 mm
Focal Length: 300 mm
Exposure: 1/800
f/6.7
ISO: 800

Written by Paul Steele

Paul is the founder and Editor of the site. An avid hiker and trekker. Travel, adventure and photography are passions that he combines to make his articles here. Likes to see the positive in everything.

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