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Thanks from Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Network to everyone who has helped with searching for nests and sending us information on Lesser Spot activity this year. Nine nests were monitored. The 2018 breeding season report will be available soon on our website.

The breeding season seemed to start early, in East Anglia the local observers watched their pair of Lesser Spots excavating their nest in April with the first egg laid around the 21 April and the young fledging by 30 May. The other nests were later, with the last nest in the New Forest only found on 17 June.

20180609WootonBrLesser Spot chicks in a nest in the New Forest on 9 June, the head colour shows one male & one female. Photo Ken&Linda SmithWe are gathering together all the information on nests plus other information gathered through Lesser Spot Network and will publish a report soon.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed information and photographs.



LSW RichardJacobs leftcolLesser Spotted Woodpecker by Richard Jacobs 2019 LSW TimPreston 256Lesser Spotted Woodpecker © Tim Preston

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