Woodpecker Watch

28th April 2014

Whilst out and about near the Chestnut Tree a couple of weeks ago, a few of us could here a woodpecker pecking at a tree in the small wooded area by Chestnut Cottage.

Shaun found the tree and fitted our wildlife camera nearby to see if we could catch some footage of the woodpecker in action. As you can see, the woodpecker has been making a hole for a nest and it’s not just one, but a pair of woodpeckers! The male has a red spot on the back of his head, the female doesn’t. The video footage shows them making the hole and also fending off rooks and a squirrel. We will put the camera back up again soon to see if we can catch a glimpse of some chicks!

 

2 Responses to “Woodpecker Watch”

  1. Keith and Lesley White

    Lovely footage Shaun, good luck filming the chicks!

    We will be back later in the year,

    Kind regards to everybody at The Oldehouse

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    • Shaun Hawkey

      Thanks Keith, it took a little while to get the camera outside the hole but we managed in the end. Looking forward to seeing you here with us.

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