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    Our Woodpecker friend

    A couple of pictures of the woodpecker which has been visiting our garden for a few years now, These are early pictures of him. He's quite a bit larger now. I'll take some more better pictures shortly as there are two of them now.


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    Beautiful birds,we have a green woodpecker that we regularly see scavenging for grubs etc on the hill behind the van,or heard screeching overhead xx

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    Wow, I didn't even know there were green woodpeckers. You'll have to post a picture so I can see it.

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    Green woodies st the last place i was at..jays too..after the ants on the anthills...lovely birds.
    Hebridean at heart..everywhere else is just somewhere on the way back there...

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    Green woodpeckers are our largest (of 3 species) of woodpecker + are more terrestrial than the other 2, often seen feeding on ant hills. They are fairly common in the London area even in the central London parks. They have a very distinctive call called a yaffle which sounds quite exotic. Lovely looking birds.

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    Lovely looking birds but play bleeding havoc with my nest boxes. 😊

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    Lovely! Have only ever seen green ones ..

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    We frequently see the
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    (like yours) at close range, that red colour is unmissable.

    The
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    is around, but more often heard than seen.

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    Walking though our local park (west London 'burbs) there were 2 green woodpeckers on the short turf, both actively feeding as we walked through. Must be plenty of ants for them.

    Earlier in the day I'd been buying plants (especially good nectar plants for insects) at the Syon Gardens centre when I could hear a great-spotted Woodpecker drumming + also a nuthatch busy calling. These look like mini woodpeckers but aren't related, Always great birds to watch but didn't see this one today.

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    You can help your local woodpeckers by wiring up deadwood to a healthy tree. Standing deadwood is a valuable woodland habitat that is sadly often removed due to safety concerns.

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