•Scientific Name: Sitta Europaea

•UK Conservation Status: Green

The Nuthatch is a plump bird about the size of a great tit that resembles a small woodpecker.

It is blue-grey above and whitish below, with chestnut on its sides and under its tail.

Has a black stripe on its head, a long black pointed bill and short legs.

Breeds throughout England and Wales and has recently began to breed in southern Scotland.

A resident, with birds seldom travelling far from the woods where they hatch.

•Length: 14cm

•Wingspan: 22.5-27cm

•Weight: 20-25g

•UK breeding: 220,000 territories