great spotted woodpecker

The Great Spotted Woodpecker is one of two woodpecker species that we have here at Wellington, the other being the Green Woodpecker. The Great Spotted Woodpecker can be seen and heard drumming from the trees as it looks for food in dead branches, and in Springtime it uses the drumming to call a mate and establish territory. The woodpecker nests in holes in trees that it hollows out. It feeds on grubs, bugs and insects, and will take young birds from nests if it gets a chance. It is a fairly common visitor to garden bird feeders on site as well.

Great Spotted Woodpecker on a garden feeder -12.04.20. - Mark Dodd

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