A second Lesser Spotted Woodpecker nest
Volunteers for the Devon Pied Flycatcher network have found a new Lesser Spotted Woodpecker nest with four eggs and as of 29th May four chicks.
Bat monitoring in Chichester area 2019
A Chichester Natural History Society volunteer project to monitor bats in the Chichester area,
Lesser Spot Network's first nest of 2018
2018 first nest - a visit with our nest inspection camera on 30 April revealed a female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker incubating five eggs. Has anyone else found a nest? If so please get in touch and we can arrange a visit to check number of eggs/chicks as part of the project. The first nest is .....
First Lesser Spotted Woodpecker excavation this year
Has anyone found a Lesser Spot excavating yet - or even a nest? We have one report so far and will be visiting with our nest inspection camera next week.
Many thanks to everyone who has sent us information of Lesser Spot sightings/territories so far.
Keep looking for Lesser Spots - April 2018
Spring is arriving fast, despite the recent run of cold, wet weather. It won’t be long before Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers switch their attentions to selecting their nest site, excavating a cavity and laying eggs. Data collected by the Lesser Spot Network over the last few years show the first eggs were laid between 20 April and 11 May with a peak around the end of April. So please keep searching for territories and signs of nest excavation.
Don't confuse juvenile Great Spotted Woodpeckers with male Lesser Spots - they both have red caps!
To download our newletters and articles, please use the links below:
2019 Newsletter - Breeding Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers in 2019
2018 Newsletter - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Nest Recording in 2018