Thursday, 5 March 2015

Alert to competition

In recent weeks I have spent a lot of time photographing and observing Nuthatches at my feeding station near Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire.

On occasions I have had five Nuthatches in view at the same time.

This image is typical of a pose that I have seen often, when coming down to feed the Nuthatches view the surrounding trees to check out for the presence of competitive Nuthatches.

When two Nuthatches visit at the same time they do try to chase each other off and frequently have quite energetic battles.


  1. I think you have been spoilt with the log and nuthatches this winter John, another great image

  2. Thanks Douglas ...... but my blog is getting very samy, unlike yours, which is always fresh, which I enjoy.