Greater spotted woodpecker tapping trunk
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Whether it's a greater or lesser spotted woodpecker is difficult to know without an idea of scale.
If the undertail is red or reddish (it's slightly paler/duller in juveniles), then it's not a Lesser Spotted!
The one in the picture has a red rump and is not as barred as you would expect for a LSW.
Red under-tail, not rump. The rump in GSW is black.
recording wildlife with The Recorder's Year on www.hbrg.org.uk/TRY.html.
And also, in case you can only see its back, LSW (aka Barred W) is exactly that - barred. It does not have these large shoulder-patches. It is also tiny in comparison with GSW - about the size of a Chaffinch.
Apologies for the misuse of the word rump.
Thanks for the id tips
I am convinced this is a GSW and actually agree that this is so due to size and markings.
Thanks for all information
Lat/Lng: 55.1324, -1.9843
OS grid ref: NZ010820