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Our Lesser Spotted Woodpecker initiative is continuing in 2018, so we need your help. Please go out and search for Lesser Spots and report the results to us. As before if you find a nest we will try to arrange a visit with a nest inspection camera. Read on for all the details.

Our amazing female Great Spotted Woodpecker - green on yellow - is back at its wintering site in Northamptonshire, 100 Km from its breeding site in Hertfordshire, for the third year!

It was a huge honour for Ken Smith to be awarded the BTO Tucker Medal at the British Trust for Ornithology annual conference on 9 December 2017.

Are you interested in finding out more about the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker project?

Then catch up with us at the BTO Conference at Swanwick on 8th-10th December. Ken will be giving a short presentation at the Nest Record Scheme get-together on the Friday evening after dinner.

The results of the Lesser Spot nest recording project this year are now available in our 2017 report.
This is the third year of the initiative and the most successful yet with 13 nests monitored.
We have had support this year from more volunteers searching for and finding nests and the birds have had a pretty good breeding season too. 

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