December Week 1 The Nuthatch

December Week 1 The Nuthatch

The Nuthatch

The nuthatch is a small bird about the size of a great tit and it looks a little like the woodpecker. The top of its breast is blue-grey and the lower part white. The sides of its body are white as is part of its tail. It has a black stripe on its head, a long black pointed bill, and short legs. It can be seen and breeds in central and southern England and in Wales. It lives in the United Kingdom all year round and only ever travels a few kilometres from the woods where it was born.

What does The Nuthatch eat?

Diet: Insects, hazelnuts, acorns, beech mast and other nuts and seed.

The Nuthatch feeds in the autumn on nuts and seeds, while in the summer it will also feed on small insects including spiders and beetles.

What do birds eat? The Nuthatch

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