Nuthatches can often be seen in woods. They are easy to notice because they can walk up and down tree trunks. Nuthatches can climb down trees head first.
A Nuthatch is a small and quite plump bird. It can be recognised because the top part of its body is a blue-grey colour and the sides of the body are an orange- brown colour. The Nuthatch is about fifteen centimetres in size, although male Nuthatches are slightly bigger than female Nuthatches.
The Nuthatch has a white chin and an orange-brown coloured chest. It has a blue-grey head and two black eyes. The Nuthatch has a sharp black pointed bill. It also has a long black stripe that runs from the top of the bill to the back of the neck. The stripe looks like it runs through the eye.
The tail of the Nuthatch is short and square-shaped and it is a blue-grey colour. The legs and feet are yellowish brown. The legs are short, but the feet are large. The feet have three toes that face forward and one toe that faces backwards. Each toe has a strong powerful claw. The Nuthatch uses its claws to climb up and down trees.