: Great Spotted Woodpecker
About The Great Spotted Woodpecker
Instead of singing, great spotted woodpeckers drum against dead trees, telephone poles and even metal chimney pipes. They can't sing well at all. They are commonly found in woods, gardens and parks where they search for lots of insects and tree seeds. Sometimes, you find a woodpecker forge in a pine trunk: this is a collection of pine or spruce cones. The woodpecker clinches cones filled with seeds firmly in the wood. It plucks out all of the seeds and replaces the cone with a fresh one. All of the empty cones lie under the forge on the ground.
Rights Holder: Copyright Ecomare
Trips Where Observed
Around The World in 66 Days
China Solar Eclipse
Svalbard, Canary Islands, and Spain
Sites Where Observed
Near the walking bridge.