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I want to share this bit of natures joy
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EveryLeafSpeaksBlissToMe · 23/09/2022 13:10

About a year ago, we saw a woodpecker in our garden. It gave us a lot of pleasure seeing him, or her and called it Woody. Earlier this year we saw another join them, slightly smaller. I don't know what makes them male or female. We assume it is their love.

Anyway, this morning, I looked out into my garden and there is the big one, the slightly smaller one and two smaller ones. We are assuming they are a lovely family, like the 4 in my house.

Help me name them. We just have Woody so far.

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EveryLeafSpeaksBlissToMe · 23/09/2022 13:12

Forgot to mention they fly down onto the grass and pick at whatever is going on there.

Is there anything I can put out to help them along in the winter months?

They are so cute.

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pinkyredrose · 23/09/2022 13:15

That's so lovely! Have you got any pics?
I'm crap at thinking of names so my contribution would be Rod, Jane and Freddy.

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EveryLeafSpeaksBlissToMe · 23/09/2022 14:08

I will try and take some when they come back.

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GuyMontag · 23/09/2022 14:11

How about: Woody, Woodelma, Woodwin and, erm ... Woodwina?

ðŸĪŠ

Lovely wee anecdote OP.

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wherearebeefandonioncrisps · 23/09/2022 16:03

How lovely! So lucky to have them in your garden.

I would imagine those suet/mealworm sprinkles which most supermarkets sell would be great for them, particularly at this time of year.

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UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername · 23/09/2022 16:04

Aw, lucky you! That's gorgeous.

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KnickerlessParsons · 23/09/2022 16:06

Woody
Twiggy
Branche
Bough

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Willbe2under2 · 23/09/2022 16:07

Oh that's lovely OP.

Woody
Jessie
Buzz Lightyear
Little Bo Peep

😁

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Ffsjustltb · 23/09/2022 16:08

Yabu. For not providing photos. 😃

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FinanceLPlates · 23/09/2022 16:11

One of them could be Gregory (Peck)

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AmethystMoonShine · 23/09/2022 16:12

Are they great spotted or green woodpeckers? Assume green if feeding from the ground? They like ants!

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lannistunut · 23/09/2022 16:17

That is such a gorgeous story, thanks for sharing!

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VenusClapTrap · 23/09/2022 17:22

Wonderful. I love woodpeckers.

Woody
Buddy
Judy
Rudy

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EveryLeafSpeaksBlissToMe · 23/09/2022 17:51

I think they are green. They have a red strip on their heads. I will try and get a picture when they next come.

They are so sweet.

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ExhaustedChameleon · 23/09/2022 17:57

Get your binoculars out to spot the difference between male & female Op ðŸĪ“

www.bto.org/sites/default/files/shared_documents/gbw/associated_files/bird-table-71-green-woodpecker-feature.pdf

Many congratulations! We've had a family of Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, but not a Green one.

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YogaLite · 23/09/2022 18:49

That's absolutely lovely! I see (and hear on occasions) woodpeckers in one of the wooded parks.
My friend hangs fat balls in their garden and that attracts them.

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NooNakedJacuzziness · 23/09/2022 18:51

Edwood Woodwood

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ChannelIsland · 23/09/2022 20:04

If you have a Woody already I would go with a Toy Story theme.

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OrangePumpkinLobelia · 23/09/2022 20:25

We have a seagull family who we have become very close to.

We call them;

Harry
Mrs Harry
Baby Harry
The Other Baby Harry

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