Phil Pearce

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Nuthatch

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Nuthatch

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“Sitta Europaea”

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The Nuthatch is a plump little blue and grey bird with a pale orange breast and a distinctive black stripe from its eye to shoulder and a long black pointed beak and short legs.

They eat insects, acorns, nuts, seeds, and beechmast.

They measure 14cm in length

 They have a wingspan of 22 to 27cm 

They weigh in at between 20 and 25g.

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They can be seen all year round.

Often seen on bird feeders hanging upside down.

They stay close to where they hatched 

and generally within 1 kilometre. 

The pose below is the one you will most often see.

They have one brood of between 6 and 8 eggs.

The female incubates but both parents look after the young. They fledge after around 25 days.

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