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Great Spotted Woodpeckers

Posted by stephen young 
Great Spotted Woodpeckers
February 06, 2018 05:25PM
At last - Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming east of Brookhouse churchyard on Feb 5. Another step to spring. Earliest in the same wood last year was on Jan 5. Soon the Tawny Owls will be calling in that little wood

One was also drumming in Eaves Wood on 4/2/18. There must be lots more drumming around & about?

Also as in 2017, a Song Thrush was back in our nearby garden in late Jan after months of absence, exploring & feeding.

And on Jan 31st, a bright healthy looking male Greenfinch turned up. It was on a feeder, in sun, with a male Bullfinch & a male Goldfinch - a great moment!
Re: Great Spotted Woodpeckers
February 06, 2018 08:07PM
Great Spot drumming at Heysham Head yesterday (5th). A Grrenfinch appeared in my garden at Claughton yesterday, the first for a long time, and a flock of 10 Greenfinches visited Heysham NR yesterday. Great bird minds think alike, obviously.
Re: Great Spotted Woodpeckers
February 06, 2018 08:30PM
Refreshing to see a thread which is not a terse update on a scarcity :-)
Re: Great Spotted Woodpeckers
February 06, 2018 10:11PM
Nuthatch singing beautifully at Sizergh on 30 January was like a breath of Spring.

Jeff B
Re: Great Spotted Woodpeckers
February 06, 2018 10:15PM
Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming at Leighton Moss yesterday was my first of the spring
Re: Great Spotted Woodpeckers
February 07, 2018 12:05AM
Just been on quite a few weather sites and apart from a mild wet spell at the very end of Feb it looks like quite a cold easterly March with 2-3 lots of snow. We'll see because the projections for February have changed quite a bit
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