Saturday, 25 March 2017

Nuthatches at Sherrardspark Wood

17th March 2017

I was actually waiting for the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker to appear but was distracted by a pair of Nuthatches clearing out a nest hole in a tree nearby. The hole must have been full of debris as the birds took it in turn to bring beakfuls of litter out and discard it outside. This gave some superb photo opportunities.

Then one of the birds arrived at the nest with a huge beakful of mud and proceeded to use it to make the entrance hole smaller. I knew they did this, but this is the first time I have witnessed it.


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