Look out for nuthatches in Argyll this spring

This nuthatch was caught on camera at Benmore Gardens, Argyll. Photograph: Andrew McFarlane

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This spring, between March and June, the Argyll Bird Club is looking for your help to report any nuthatches seen across the whole of Argyll.

This is a small woodland species about the size of a Great Tit that has been increasing in Scotland in recent years and has now become established in Argyll.

They are very bold active little birds, often visiting garden bird feeders and can also be noticed by their distinctive repetitive calls at this time of year.

They first started to occur here about 20 years ago in small numbers, however it is only in the last few years they have spread more widely, and our survey wants to find out just how far they have spread.

If you can let us know if you have seen or heard any and exactly where that would be very useful. Please get in touch with us at nuthatchsurvey@argyllbirdclub.org Many thanks for your help.

David Jardine and Jim Dickson
Argyll Bird Recorders