Bird #525 — Eurasian Nuthatch

sitta (bird like a woodpecker mentioned by Aristotle) europaea (European)

Tuesday, April 18, 2019 — 7:00 pm

Böblingen, Germany — Alter Friedhof (Old Cemetery)

I was walking toward the cemetery gate, getting ready to walk back to the apartment when I saw this bird fly up into a large tree. It didn’t stay long, but it was obviously a nuthatch, gray above, pinkish-orange below with a black eye stripe.

I saw more in the woods by Panzer Kaserne, but it wasn’t until the final day that I finally got these halfway-decent pictures. I’m pretty sure the ones in the photos were a pair that was nesting in that box.

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