Problem solving Woodpecker

How do you open a Hazel nut which keeps rolling around?

This Great Spotted Woodpecker has a smart idea. He frequently brings over a nut, places it in a crack in the telegraph pole to hold it still, before hammering the nut open with his beak.

Great Spotted woodpecker in garden

HazelnutGSWGreat spotted woodpecker ontelegraph pole

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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2 Responses to Problem solving Woodpecker

  1. Tony says:

    Wonderfully observed and captured on film. The more observant one becomes when out and about, the more respect we will, in turn, give back to Mother Nature as we understand its ways.

    Best Wishes

    Tony Powell and naturestimeline

    Liked by 1 person

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