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  • Writer's pictureRoss Henderson

Woodpecker - Nesting

During the lockdown of 2020/2021, I became much more aware of my surroundings, mostly as I was forced to walk in the woods near my home. I am fortunate to live next to woodland and quite often see Woodpeckers. There are plenty other birds in these woodlands such as Magpies, Rooks, Crows, Jackdaws, plus all the other garden birds - Tits (long tailed, blue, great), Robins, Starlings, etc. On my daily walks in the woods, over a period of 2 or 3 days, I kept hearing a Woodpecker, but could never figure out where it was coming from. It was always in the same place and almost constant. After the third day, I noticed that the noise was coming from a nest near the top of a dead tree.

There seemed to be only one chick in the nest, and the only time it wasn't chirping was when it was being fed.

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