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Woodland birds are often heard long before they are seen. How often have you heard a woodpecker hacking at a tree trunk and when you try to find where it is, you can’t spot anywhere. It is no wonder really: the Great Spotted Woodpecker is an extremely shy bird and will often just freeze on the spot (on a tree trunk) when it is disturbed so not to be noticed and the Green Woodpecker will often move to the other side of a tree trunk if it feels it is being watched so that it is completely out of view.

Then we have the Treecreeper which is a very active bird and one would presume it would be easy to see, but this is not the case because its brown plumage allows it to be well-camouflaged when it climbs up trees. Interestingly, this bird never climbs down trees, unlike the Nuthatch which is the only bird in England that can climb down trees head first

In our website we have written about 18 woodland birds up to now and we will be writing about the Siskin, Willow Tit, Grey Wagtail, Woodcock, Woodlark and the Woodpigeon very soon. Some woodland birds have been put into the Garden Song Birds section like the Chaffinch, Goldcrest, Greenfinch, Linnet (and others) because they can also be seen in gardens looking for food.

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Chaffinch

Chaffinch

The Chaffinch is the most colourful member of the Finch family and can be found throughout England in woodlands, parks and gardens. When a Chaffinch visits a garden, it

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Crossbill

Crossbill

The Crossbill is also known as the Common Crossbill and is a member of the Finch family. It is also called the ‘parrot of the northern woods’ because it looks simila

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Goldcrest

Goldcrest

The Goldcrest is the smallest bird in England and can be found throughout the country in parks, orchards and on the edges of woodlands. It can also be seen in gardens al

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Greenfinch

Greenfinch

The Greenfinch is also known as the European Greenfich and is a member of the Finch family. It can be seen throughout England in woods, orchards, gardens and also close

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Hawfinch

Hawfinch

The Hawfinch is a member of the Finch family and is the largest finch found in England. It is a shy and secretive bird that likes to spend most of its time hiding in the

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Jay

Jay

The Jay is the most colourful member of the Crow family and can be found in woodlands throughout the country. The Jay is also known as the ‘screamer of the wood’ bec

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Linnet

Linnet

The Linnet is a member of the Finch Family and was once a very popular cage bird in the nineteenth century because of its melodious songs. Nowadays it can be found throu

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Nuthatch

Nuthatch

The Nuthatch is also known as the ‘upside down bird’ because it can climb down trees head first. It can be found throughout the country in deciduous woods, parklands

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Thrush (Mistle)

Thrush (Mistle)

The Mistle Thrush is a large-sized member of the Thrush family and can be found throughout the country in woodlands, parks, meadows, heaths and moors. It is sometimes kn

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Tit (Blue)

Tit (Blue)

The Blue Tit is a member of the Tit family along with the Coal, Great, Long-tailed and Marsh Tit. It can be found throughout England in woodlands, orchards, parks and ga

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Tit (Coal)

Tit (Coal)

The Coal Tit the smallest member of the Tit family. Other members include the Blue, Great, Long-tailed and the Marsh Tit. It can be found throughout England in woodland

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Tit (Great)

Tit (Great)

The Great Tit is the largest member of the Tit family. Other members include the Blue, Coal, Long-tailed and the Marsh Tit. It can be found throughout England in woodla

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Tit (Long-tailed)

Tit (Long-tailed)

The Long-tailed Tit is a small bird with a very long tail and is not a member of the Tit family like its name suggests. It is a member of the ‘Aegithalidae’ family w

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Tit (Marsh)

Tit (Marsh)

The Marsh Tit is a member of the Tit family. Other members include the Blue, Coal, Great and the Long-tailed Tit. The name ‘Marsh Tit’ suggests that this tit can on

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Treecreeper

Treecreeper

The Treecreeper is a small active bird with a long down-curved beak and a long stiff tail. It can be found throughout England in woods, parks and gardens with mature tre

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Woodpecker (Great Spotted)

Woodpecker (Great Spotted)

The Great Spotted Woodpecker is a member of the Woodpecker family, like the Green and the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. It can be found throughout England in woods and some

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Woodpecker (Green)

Woodpecker (Green)

The Green Woodpecker is the largest member of the Woodpecker family, like the Great and the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. It can be found throughout England in deciduous wo

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Woodpecker (Lesser Spotted)

Woodpecker (Lesser Spotted)

The Lesser Spotted Woodpecker is the smallest member of the Woodpecker family, like the Great Spotted and the Green Woodpecker. It can be found throughout England in dec

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