ST0271 : Nuthatch

taken 7 years ago, near to St Hilary, The Vale of Glamorgan/Bro Morgannwg, Great Britain

The Nuthatch is one of the most colourful birds to be found in Britain. It is to be found in mixed and deciduous woodland, parks with mature trees and in winter regularly visits gardens where it takes a variety of wild bird food such as seed, fatballs and peanuts.
Its call varies from four or five consecutive whistles followed by a very quick repetition, likened in the past to that of an errand boy, or a soft but resounding 'chit-chit-chit'.
Uniquely among British birds the male of the species seals the female inside the selected nest chamber, a hole in a tree or occasionally a nest box, by daubing mud around its rim until their young hatch from the eggs. Once they have hatched the female is released so that she can assist with feeding the young.
The species is to be found in the south and Midlands of England and Wales though it is enjoying expansion to the north and into Scotland where it has bred.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Thursday, 16 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Woodland, Forest  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0249 7197 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.2983N 3:24.2563W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0249 7197
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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