•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.
•UK breeding: 220,000 territories