Bossy thrush and busy nuthatch

I have a solitary thrush visitng my garden at the moment to feast on the rowan berries.  I did not know how teritorial they are - it stands in my oak tree on watch and chases away everything that comes into the garden.  Are they always like this?

I also have a nuthatch  and have watched it taking sunflower seeds from the feeder and poking them into the crevices in the oak tree bark.  I didn't know that they did this either.

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  • Hello Nancy, welcome from me up in the very far north of Scotland, in Caithness. Never had the Nuthatches in the garden and also never knew that they stashed their food. Intresting to read about the Blackbirds defending their food. I have seen blackbirds in the garden having a good chase around the bushes as the Robins do, to let them know that it is their territory. 

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  • Hello Nancy, welcome from me up in the very far north of Scotland, in Caithness. Never had the Nuthatches in the garden and also never knew that they stashed their food. Intresting to read about the Blackbirds defending their food. I have seen blackbirds in the garden having a good chase around the bushes as the Robins do, to let them know that it is their territory. 

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