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  1. _pauls

    Fly-catching nuthatch (no pics) - Northumberland 15/04/22

    I just came across this article on the BTO that cites "In addition, the Nuthatch is remarkably proficient at ‘fly-catching’, dashing from a branch to grab an insect in flight, sometimes even hovering to achieve this feat.". So maybe it is just behaviour I've never seen before and my slightly...
  2. _pauls

    Fly-catching nuthatch (no pics) - Northumberland 15/04/22

    Thanks Alexander - interesting suggestion and from front on it would be a good match but I'm pretty sure that it wasn't a wheatear - I would have noted the distinctive rump, plus I've never seen a wheatear in woodland. I've walked along that particular stretch of river hundreds of times over...
  3. _pauls

    Fly-catching nuthatch (no pics) - Northumberland 15/04/22

    At one point I almost convinced myself it was a spotted flycatcher but couldn't reconcile that with the dark markings on the face which were quite apparent when it approached towards me chasing flies. Might have a walk down the same stretch of river tomorrow with my camera to see if I can get...
  4. _pauls

    Fly-catching nuthatch (no pics) - Northumberland 15/04/22

    I went for a walk this morning alongside the river Blyth in Northumberland (at this point it is shallow fast-flowing river through mixed woodland) and saw a puzzling sight. First up I saw a bird I couldn't quite identify hopping across the path ahead of me (fairly distant and I had no...
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