we have nuthatches nesting in a box I put up last year. FAsanating watching them putting mud round inside of the entrance.
On another tree very close we have bluetits. It’s lovely. Can’t stop standing watching them.
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Hi Keith, Nuthatches are lovely birds and nice to hear they nested in your garden; birds have incredible skills when building nests and we also have nuthatches hat have used a branch in our oak tree to nest in previous years and also a new stonecrete box we put up and as you say, the mud around the entrance hole is amazing - sets like concrete and it was difficult to clean the box out last year as we almost needed a chisel to take the mud away once the box and nesting season was over !
This was the nest box (inside) front once we had taken it down in autumn to clean the mud and inside of the box !!
thought you may like to see a photo taken a few years ago when we saw the last nuthatch fledge from the oak branch nest hole ..... the parent birds were trying to coax it out which it did ten minutes after this was taken ...... once again you can see the mud it uses to narrow down the entrance to the nesting space.
you can see the juvenile nuthatch just peeping its head out of the hole with the parent bird above.
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In reply to HAZY:
Busy muffing the entrance on the inside.
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