Marches Natural Products
Lower Barns Business Park,
Ludford, Ludlow,
SY8 4DS.

Tel. 01584 874466

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Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopus major

The Great Spotted Woodpecker is roughly the size of a Song Thrush but seems bigger and is always a welcome bird table visitor being especially artful on a  hanging peanut feeder. During the breeding season it can become a regular visitor.

It generally lays its clutch of four to seven white eggs in May. Incubation takes around sixteen days with fledging about twenty days later.

The nest is a bed of wood chippings, from the hole it hammers on the host tree.