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Great Spotted Woodpecker On My Nuts!!!!!!

Just could not resist that title for my post!! This Greater Spotted Woodpecker was enticed onto my nut feeders earlier in the week.  I was really pleased as I had been watching it through my binoculars on the trees at the back of my garden.  However, I soon realised that this one was not the same one I had been watching.  It lacked the red spot on the nape of its neck and the red underneath its tail feathers was not quite as noticeable.    On looking through my guide book I found out that this is a female!  Brilliant!  That means there are a pair in this vicinity.  Probably nesting somewhere close—–wish I knew where.

Check out the differences.

Female Great Spotted Woodpecker

Male Great Spotted Woodpecker

Male Great Spotted Woodpecker

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