Great Spotted Woodpecker
We love this garden bird! It’s both a good looker and has attitude but with its bold colouring will light up the garden when it comes.

This looks like a male as it has a red patch on its head and, of course, the glorious red underbelly is there to see.

Click here for the RSPB’s webpage on the Great spotted woodpecker.

Facts about the Great spotted woodpecker

  1. Bullet Feeds in gardens on nuts, berries and fat feeders but otherwise on insects from bark

  1. Bullet Characterised by red underbelly to accompany bold black, white and buff coloured feathers

  1. Bullet About the size of a Blackbird but has a pointed and strong bill as you would expect

  1. Bullet Its drumming of tree branches is a common sound in woodland

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