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Nuthatch

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Nuthatch


“Sitta Europaea”








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.







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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