Nuthatch Journal / Notebook - 5in x 7in

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5in x 7in Journal with plain or ruled paper. The cover shows a pair of Nuthatches sitting in a tree, painted by wildlife artist Charles Collins (c.1720 - 1790) in April 1743.

Nuthatch Journal

Our Nuthatch Journal is a hardback journal / notebook, which provides the perfect inspiration for you to scribble, doodle, draw or write in. With a premium vinyl laminated hardcover wrap around back, the Nuthatch stands out with beautiful, vibrant colour.

Our Nuthatch Journal has a smooth, matte finish on the exterior, and feature 64 pages (128 sides) of 90 gsm paper on the inside.

You can choose from either ruled or blank paper on the inner pages.

  • Size: 5″ x 7″ (12.7cm x 17.8cm) in size with a half inch (1.27cm) thick spine.
  • Pages: 64 pages (128 sides) of 90gsm paper.
  • Paper type; Available with plain or ruled paper.
  • Hardback Cover: Chipboard with a vinyl laminate over the Nuthatch design.

* Please note that the website images of the Nuthatch Journal (above) are low resolution for illustrative purposes. The Nuthatch Journal uses very high resolution images to give the finished notebook a crisp and clear finish.

The Taylor White Collection

The watercolour painting of the Nuthatch comes from the collection of Taylor White F.R.S. (1701-1772). In the mid-18th Century, White commissioned the celebrated wildlife painter, Charles Collins (c.1680 - 1744) to paint a number of specimens for his collection. The Nuthatch was one of the watercolour paintings, which resulted from the collaboration between White and Collins.

Taylor White, a barrister by profession, was a keen naturalist and collector. He commissioned over 900 paintings of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish from the finest painters of his day. He was a Fellow of The Royal Society and founding Treasurer of The Foundling Hospital in London.

The original watercolour of the Nuthatch is extremely finely painted, with great detail being seen in all of the details of the painting. This depth of colour and detail has been captured brilliantly through the digitalisation process and is replicated for you on this delightful journal.

The Eurasian Nuthatch

The Eurasian Nuthatch (Scientific name: sitta europaea) might be a tiny creature, but it boasts an impressive geographical range, from Europe and Turkey to Iran, Mongolia, central China, eastern Russia, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. If you're in England or Wales, keep an eye out for these local residents, as they're known to stick around their woodland homes year-round.

Picture a plump, adorable version of the Great Tit, and you've got the Nuthatch! This little bird might resemble a miniature woodpecker, but it has a few unique features that set it apart. Sporting a striking black stripe on its head, a long pointed bill, and short legs, the Nuthatch is an easy one to spot.

These crafty avians are real estate experts, building their nests in tree holes or walls and fortifying them with mud and resin to deter pesky predators. And they're quite resourceful, too! Nuthatches love using bark as a tool during nest construction, and they'll even carry their favorite pieces with them as a prized possession.

But wait, there's more! Nuthatches defy gravity, showcasing their incredible acrobatic skills by climbing both up and down trees – and yes, even upside down on branches! These agile birds have a varied diet, munching on insects during the summer months and switching to nuts and berries in the winter. To keep their food stash safe, they'll cleverly hide it away under moss, bark, or lichen. Talk about forward-thinking!

Production & Delivery

From the point of order, the production of your Nuthatch Journal will take 2-3 working days. It will then be despatched to you, arriving approximately 24-48 hours later.
Credit: Taylor White Collection, Rare Books & Special Collections, McGill University Library.