The nuthatch is a wild bird that is not often seen in many gardens. This is because they prefer dense woodland as its main habitat and prefers to fly only short distances. If you are lucky enough to have a nuthatch visiting your garden it should be very easy to recognise.

It's bright orange-yellow breast and slate blue back are separated by a white face with a black eye-stripe. The wings on a nuthatch transition from slate blue at the base to a dark blue-black at the tip, a small portion at the tip of the tail presents the same blackish hue.

Feeding Habits

Nuthatches can become reliant upon bird food in the winter months. The protein and fat content of suet products is especially important to nuthatches in the winter as it contains nutrients provided by natural food sources that have become scarce.  They will also enjoy Sunflower Hearts and Peanuts too.