Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)


Fairly common resident in the woods.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (D.Couzens)

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Longham Lakes, Oct 17th 2011 (Dominic Couzens)

First recorded 3rd September 2003.
Highest count: 3 on 6th November 2009.

Male and female seen together on 17th March 2011 (Trevor Thorpe).
2012: Male with brood patch ringed on 16th May (Roger Peart).
2014: Breeding confirmed on 18th April in Samuel’s Wood (George Green).
2015: Heard drumming on 22nd January.
2016: Two territories were held, with one confirmed active nest on the banks of the River Stour south
of Samuel’s Wood (Steve Morrison).

2012: 3 ringed, 1 each in May, July and August.

Woodpecker Double (Roger Peart)
Woodpecker Double, Longham Lakes, May 2012 (Roger Peart)










2013: 1 ringed on 17th May.

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