Nuthatch

The nuthatch is a vocal bird with a loud "dwip" call. It lives and eats around trees. The adult male is 14 cm long with a 22.5–27 cm wingspan. It has blue-grey upper parts, a black eye-stripe and whitish throat and underparts. The flanks and lower belly are orange-red, mottled with white on the undertail. The stout bill is dark grey with a paler area on the base of the lower mandible, the iris is dark brown and the legs and feet are pale brown or greyish. Nuthatches move on trees with short leaps, and do not use their tails for support. In flight, they have a characteristic appearance, with a pointed head, round wings and a short, square tail. Their flight is fast, with wings closed between beats, and is usually of short duration.

Latin Name
Sitta europaea

When the bird was spotted

Date Location Title Seen by Interestingness
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Snilesworth b.m.stokesley ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Great Ayton woods b.m.stokesley **
Germany, Wissen in the wood near castle Hühnerhabicht **
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Lockwood Beck b.m.stokesley **
Germany, Wissen In the oak opposite the house Hühnerhabicht **
Switzerland, not specified Gempen mike421 **
Germany, Kandern on my terrace Hühnerhabicht ****
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Clay bank b.m.stokesley ***
Germany, Wissen in the old oak opposite our kitchen window Hühnerhabicht **
Germany, Wissen on the wooden power pole in front of the window Hühnerhabicht ***
Germany, Wissen on the old oak opposite the house Hühnerhabicht **
Germany, Kandern in a tree in the park of Badenweiler Hühnerhabicht *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Pinchinthorpe Walkway b.m.stokesley
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors On feeder at Bowlees Visitor Centre, Teesdale b.m.stokesley
Switzerland, Obersaxen In a local birch tree in Meierhof, Obersaxen wphu **
Switzerland, not specified Lange Erlen mike421 **
France, not specified Bird table river's edge, Hagenthal Strawberry *
France, Leymen Nuthatch in the garden mike421 ***
France, Leymen Nuthatch in the garden mike421