If you can't beat them...

By Jerra

Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)

Another bird I know!  My excuse is time, the morning we made a trip to the tip recycling centre with garden waste.   The afternoon was of course my regular Thursday with kanyl.

Despite the fact Nuthatches are known to nest within a couple of hundred yards or so of us we rarely see them in the garden.  The last few days one and sometimes two have been in the garden.  I found this one fiendishly difficult to photograph.  There were two problems: the first being it nearly always chose to land and feed at the otherside of the roof support. the second it chose to land grab a seed and depart.   The speed of visits meant you had to spot it focus and click very rapidly.

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