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LSWm Sussex2nest Redford 27May2017 webMale Lesser Spotted Woodpecker feeding young © Julie Redford

LSW Gloucs 9May2017 sq250Lesser Spotted Woodpecker nest with 6 eggs © Ken and Linda Smith

LSWnest NF3 30May17 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker nest with three young, two males and a female © Ken and Linda Smith

Cameraextended poles 2016 256Nest inspection camera on extended poles © L Smith

IMG 0297 Nest camera 2016 256Close-up of nest camera © L Smith

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We are excited to let you know of this new job at RSPB

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker research assistant.

Woodpecker Network is supporting a new research project at RSPB aimed at identifying whether breeding success of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers is limited by food supply, by providing supplementary food and monitoring nest outcomes. The RSPB is looking for someone with good organisational, communications and practical fieldwork skills to support the project.

Bars and Spots- varying fortunes of our British woodpeckers

Ken Smith, the UK's leading woodpecker expert, considers the decrease in Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers compared with the rise of Great Spotted Woodpeckers in an on-line talk for British Ornithologists Club (BOC) now available on YouTube – https://boc-online.org/meetings/upcoming-meeting. ,    

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