Nuthatches: It’s a pleasure to feature a bird that is doing so well it is expanding it’s territories into more gardens and further North in the UK. In fact it is one of the birds on the Green List. It is also a frequent visitor to bird-feeders, where it demonstrates it’s ability to move up and down when looking for food– whether on a bird-feeder or a tree-trunk! Nuthatches don’t move far from their breeding grounds in winter but, with insects being less available, they change their diet to eat more seeds, nuts and fruits. Their flexibility is part of their success, feeding on a wide range of common tree-seeds, including Ash, Oak, Hornbeam and Sycamore, as well as peanuts, seeds and fat put out by us. They also increase their chance of surviving winter by caching seeds in crevices in bark, covering the seeds with small pieces of bark, lichen or moss, to return to when food is harder to come-by. If you have two visit, they are probably a pair because Nuthatches usually pair up and establish territories by early autumn. Condition: A cool breeze and very blue sky. Temperature: Max 8, Min 4c.