Nuthatch, A New Garden Visitor

Last week I was sitting at the kitchen table, having breakfast, and watching the birds through my binoculars when a surprise visitor appeared. A bird I had only seen on two occasions before, high up in tree tops, a nuthatch.

It has since become a frequent visitor. What a lovely addition to the garden.

Nuthatch, House Sparrow and Blue Tit
Nuthatch, House Sparrow and Blue Tit

Here’s a few photos of some of my other garden visitors recently.

Young Starlings coming into adult plumage
Young Starlings coming into their adult plumage
Chaffinch and Goldfinch
Chaffinch and Goldfinch
Juvenile Goldfinch

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  1. […] On one of my morning walks this week, I was lucky to spot two Nuthatch. The first caught my eye as it perched on top of an old stone bridge. Then its mate appeared, just below, clinging upside-down onto the wall of the bridge. They both flew off into a nearby tree together. This was a good sighting because it was only last September that I saw one in the garden for the first time in 17 years I’ve lived in central Scotland. It looks like the population is doing well and spreading northwards. Read more about the Nuthatch on the RSPB website here.My blog post about the Nuthatch visitor to my garden last year: here. […]

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