10th August 2016

Juvenile Green Woodpeckers: shy birds, hence the rather blurred photo’s. Green Woodpeckers, our largest Woodpecker, nest in the same tree year after year, and have one brood of 4-7 young annually. Both adults feed the young in the nest- a study estimates that an

Young Green Woodpecker

Young Green Woodpecker

Young Green Woodpecker

Young Green Woodpecker

Young Green Woodpecker

Young Green Woodpecker

Young Green Woodpecker feeding on ants and invertebrates

Young Green Woodpecker feeding on ants and invertebrates

 astounding 1,500,000 ants and pupae are fed to a brood of 7 Green Woodpeckers in the nest! Young have much streakier plumage than adults and when they fledge one adult usually takes half the brood each to show them where and how to forage. Conditions: Cloud and sun. Temperature: Max 19- Min 13C.

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One thought on “10th August 2016

  1. How gorgeous sweetheart and what a treat for you to see them. Last day and hoping to go to the beach, but weather not quite as good today. Had a meal next door at Billy’s brother’s and wife’s last night which was good. Hope you have a better journey back, take your time…I know you will and all being well I will see you very soon, I can’t wait for that and our time away together. Will ring you when I arrive in Manchester. All my love, your Lynn xxx

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