In all my years of watching birds ( just as an interested nature-lover, not a fanatical twitcher ) I have never seen a huthatch .. until today. Yippee!
And where did I see this little charmer? Was I wandering in a quiet English woodland? Perhaps I was browsing the spectacular gardens of my local National Trust property? No – I was at a garden centre in a village nearby. This garden centre, which sells the normal array of plants, trees, seeds and expensive containers also has a bird feeding station and a handy coffee shop adjacent. I was the only person there and I spent a wonderful hour today watching all kinds of British birds including blue tits, coal tits, great tits, perky little robins and then, to make my day, a gorgeous nuthatch.