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Facts about the Nuthatch

  1. Bullet The Nuthatch’s official name is Sitta europea

  1. Bullet This bird’s normal feeding style is hanging on tree branches picking off insects

  1. Bullet The Nuthatch will visit garden feeders but this is unusual

  1. Bullet Their population is relatively small being a fifth of that of the Greenfinch for example

The Nuthatch visitation, the first recorded @Gardentwitter in November 2012, was a surprise but a delight too. 

This is a lovely little bird with such contrasting colours and a wonderful eye stripe

For the RSPB’s webpage on the wonderful Nuthatch click here.