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Shore2013-04-22_8

Observed: 22nd April 2013 By: keithdkeithd’s reputation in Birdskeithd’s reputation in Birdskeithd’s reputation in Birds
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ophrys's picture

Nuthatch

I can see why you would go for Nuthatch, as both are a similar colour above and both have a black mask. Nuthatch is a species built to walk down a tree, though; when it does come to the ground, it is short-legged and stands far less upright than a Wheatear. And, of course, Wheatear lives up to its name, with a huge white ar*e, which Nuthatch lacks!

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DavidHowdon's picture

Its name

Of course it only lives up to its name if you speak Old (Middle?) English.

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Name

No, it always lives up to its name, irrespective of the linguistic capability of any human.

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gramandy's picture

is this not a...

Northern as well? eh up