Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Great Spotted Woodpecker

A common enough bird I know, and seen at my bird feeders almost daily, but I still get a little tinge of excitement when I see them, probably because they are differant to all the other visitors, also they are quite predatory, I've seen them take Blue TIt nestlings from a box and wait for the local Nuthatch parents to leave the nesthole and try to break into the nest ( unsuccessfully thankfully, the Nuthatches were'nt far away and went into attack mode), but thats the way nature is. This female perched on a tree trunk in front of my hide ( a shed with some camo netting over the doorway) and preened in the afternoon light giving me the chance for some nice photos

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