Green Woodpecker close up
The Green Woodpecker is widespread in Europe , common around woodland and dry heaths.
measuring 30–36 cm in length with a 45–51 cm wingspan.
spending much of its time feeding on ants on the ground and does not often ‘drum’ on trees like other woodpecker species.
Often very timid.
They excavate their own nest holes high in tree trunks making the diameter of the hole just big enough to squeeze through to help protect against predators.
The nesting hole is larger but similar to those of the other woodpeckers. It may be a few feet above the ground or at the top of a tall tree; oaks, beeches, willows and fruit trees are the preferred nest trees.