Wrynecks and woodpeckers (Picidae)
Where to see them
Green woodpeckers spend most of their time feeding on the ground. Look out for them on your garden lawn or in parks - short grass provides good feeding opportunities for them. Like other woodpeckers, these birds breed in holes they peck in dead wood. They can be seen in England, Wales and Scotland, though they're absent from the far north and west and Ireland.
When to see them
All year round.
What they eat
Ants, ants, and more ants. They use their strong beak to dig into ant colonies and eat the inhabitants.
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