How to identifyThe Nuthatch is a plump bird about the size of a Great Tit that resembles a small Woodpecker. It's blue-grey on top and whitish below, with chestnut on its sides and under its tail. It has a black stripe on its head, a long black pointed bill and short legs.
It breeds throughout England and Wales and has recently begun to breed in southern Scotland. It is a resident, with birds rarely travelling far from the woods where they hatch.
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