Nuthatch, beautiful wood nymph moth, lichen and cedar boughs original watercolor painting by Jillian Post. Rustic frame by L.Post Rustics. Frame is made from birch bark and twigs with pinecone accents.
17″w x 20″l
Nuthatch(Sitta europaea) is a small passerine bird found throughout the Palearctic and in Europe. It is a short-tailed bird with a long bill, blue-grey upper parts and a black eye-stripe. It is a vocal bird with a repeated loud dwip call. Its preferred habitat is mature deciduous or mixed woodland with large, old trees, preferably oak. Pairs hold permanent territories, and nest in tree holes, usually old woodpecker nests, but sometimes natural cavities. If the entrance to the hole is too large, the female plasters it with mud to reduce its size, and often coats the inside of the cavity too. The 6–9 red-speckled white eggs are laid on a deep base of pine or other wood chips.