Great Spotted Woodpecker

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If you love the creatures in your garden, you'll love our Homes for Wildlife project. This is the place to ask and answer questions about making your backyard wildlife-friendly.
Wildlife in the garden

Great Spotted Woodpecker

  • Finally I'v got a woodpecker in my garden attacking my peanut feeder having a right good hammer at it. I am a very happy bunny. :)

  • Well I for one am jealous. I'm too far from woodland to have much chance of one turning up in my garden. But never say never , eh ?

  • Congrats Wild Heart. Like Galatas and Doggie, I've never had one in my garden.

  • Great stuff! The pair that spend the winter in my garden are still here but I should imagine they'll be heading up the hill soon. Then I'll just hear them drumming away and occasionally calling each other. Love them

    Jenni

  • Great news, Wild-Heart. I'm lucky enough to get a GSW sometimes but most of the time it spends its time bashing an old dead tree in another garden. I keep fingers crossed that the tree doesn't get felled just yet as the pecker is so happy and will probably leave the area!

    Did you get any photos?

  • Great news, Wild-Heart. I'm lucky enough to get a GSW sometimes but most of the time it spends its time bashing an old dead tree in another garden. I keep fingers crossed that the tree doesn't get felled just yet as the pecker is so happy and will probably leave the area!

    Did you get any photos?

  • They are certainly a treat to watch, unfortunatley mine is very wary and flies off as soon as he spots me at the window.  I've managed to get a couple of blurry photos that Alan and Galatas kindly played with to make them clearer.  I shall persevere though.  He likes my new suet log feeder.

  • I didn't get any photos sorry as the battery's died in the camera. The first time I saw her she was drumming on a up rooted tree. They do make a racket. I thought they would be a lot smaller. She always goes to my peanut feeders.