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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. 

Andy Sims detailed study of breeding Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers in Swanpool Lincoln in 2015 and 2016 has been published in the Lincolnshire Bird Report 2015, link to the full report This is a great story -

Well the breeding season for Lesser Spots is over for this year.

Thanks to everyone who contributed sightings and nest information this year and also to those of you who searched in vain. Lesser Spots really are elusive birds when it comes to finding their nests.

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