WHERE TO WATCH?
The birds breed in central and southern England and in Wales, and there are occasional sightings in Scotland. They seldom travel far the woods where they hatch. Our Nuthatch is found throughout Europe, although it is absent from many of the Mediterranean islands. On Corsica, it is replaced by the endemic Corsican Nuthatch, a smaller more delicate bird. In the east of the Mediterranean, our species is joined by the larger Rock Nuthatch which, as the name suggests, prefers rocky terrain and is generally found in more open areas than our woodland loving species. Finally, on the Greek island of Lesvos you can find the red chested Krüper’s Nuthatch – a bird that has proved frustratingly elusive for me!