Young woodpeckers

What a welcome to August! Our local woodpecker family has done it again with at least two youngsters. They were first seen on 1st August.

We like to record wildlife at Market Lavington Museum and these fellows were seen in a Northbrook garden.

A 2016 born green woodpecker seeks reassurance that all is well.

A 2016 born green woodpecker seeks reassurance that all is well.

They are much spottier than their parents who, it must be said, look a bit careworn after all of their child rearing exertions.

A second youngster joins the group

A second youngster joins the group

Here’s number two.

Probing for ants - just like mum and dad

Probing for ants – just like mum and dad

They have learned how to hunt for ants.

It looks as though the green woodpeckers locally are secure for this year.

 

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