Nuthatch numbers creeping up
Nuthatches have reached a record high in gardens this year. Numbers logged during late summer have, especially, soared - GBW counts during August and early September 2012 have been nearly 50% higher than over the same period last year (see graph).
Nuthatches tend to peak in their use of gardens during late summer and early autumn, so do look out for this bird over the next few weeks. Peanuts - a food that is now shunned by many species in favour of other garden offerings - remain popular with this dextrous garden visitor.
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What we can learn from 25 years of watching gardens
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