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Wonderful wildlife at the Dorothy Clive Garden

 In Gardens, Spring Gardens, wildlife

We are delighted to share with you some recent pictures kindly taken by Malcolm Lander of Catchlight Pictures of our resident woodpecker family who are currently living in an old oak tree in the Woodland Quarry.

woody-oneimg_0905-fb-002This is the second year in a row that a family of Great spotted Woodpeckers have made their home in the oak tree stump, which we have deliberately left in place for wildlife to use.

The greater spotted woodpecker is about blackbird-sized with pied black and white plumage and a read patch on the lower belly. It spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, as you can see here. The males and young birds also have woody-threeimg_0903-fb-002a distinctive red patch on the back of their heads.

We will keep you updated on the progress of Woody and his family over the forthcoming weeks.

20170505_164525If you are visiting the garden,  you can find the tree and Woodpecker family, just before the quarry waterfall.

We are currently open 7 days a week from 10am to 5.30pm daily.  For further information such as our location, please click here: www.dorothyclivegarden.co.uk 

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