Monday, 20 July 2009

Yaba daba do

it's number ninety two on the Prestwick Carr list and the first time in twenty years I've seen one on my patch. Dinnington, Woolsington, Havannah, Ponteland, Bellasis, in fact all around but never until yesterday have I seen a Nuthatch on the patch!
There I was, standing watching Swifts feeding and listening to a Buzzard mewing as it circled over the wood when a motion to my left caused me to glance that way and there, flying bullet straight parallel to the bumpy road was the little beauty. Passed me just twenty feet away, the orange lower and grey upper clearly visible as it headed for the pine copse. A lovely sight and satisfying tick. Let's hope for more.


  1. It's hard to believe that one has never crossed your path on your patch, especially in so many years. Isn't it funny, how things just appear? I had never seen redpolls in my garden and then, the same day I'd put up a nyjer seed feeder, there they were.

  2. Congrats on a new patch tick, always a good day when that happens.....I'd love to get a nuthatch on my patch !

  3. I thought they were present in the wood, I have a vague recollection of going in there many years back with GB and hearing Nuthatch, will have to locate the notebook.