Green Woodpecker

Last week, the distinctive laugh-like ‘tew-tew-tewk‘ sound of a green woodpecker was heard over several mornings along the Gravel Hill section of the Wom Brook, and along the Railway Walk.

On Thursday, the one photographed above was spotted on a lamp post, having flown from the Brook area, before flying on to the woodland above Redcliffe Drive. There have been a number of sightings along with the accompanying sound of the bird’s distinctive laugh-like call heard over the last few years, leading local naturalists to suspect that a woodpecker has colonised an area of those woods.

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