Tuesday, 29 November 2011


Watching a female Great Spotted Woodpecker from the kitchen this lunchtime I noticed she was climbing up the tree as if to fly off but then returning to the nuts.
I watched more closely and she had obviously opened up the base of the nut feeder and was taking whole nuts out. She then climbed the tree, only about six feet, to a broken branch where she banged the nut into the split wood.

She spent some time making sure the nut was well embedded, looked round to see all was clear then climbed down to repeat the process.

No wonder the nut feeder always needs filling.

1 comment:

  1. You know where you can get some to fill it up again.