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Given away by its loud drumming on trees the greater spotted woodpecker is more often seen than heard and usually hides around the other side of the tree but this one was distracted with collecting seeds from the forest floor and lodging them into holes it had made in the side of this tree, this is typical woodpecker behaviour and often stores acorns in the same way when they become available. distinguished from the lesser spotted by the red stripe on the back of its head.
seen at Rutland waters nature reserve in the woodland area.