Thursday, 23 May 2013

Woody Returns

It's been one of those days weather wise. A bit of sunshine first thing followed by grey cloud and frequent short, sharp hail showers so it was quite a surprise to see a Great Spotted Woodpecker visit the peanut feeder. The first one I have spotted for weeks:

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Shortly after that I noticed it land on the telephone pole just past the end of the garden. It started low down and gradually crept up the pole exploring any cracks in the woodwork. Finally it reached the top and after a quick look round, flew away:

Great Spotted Woodpecker   Great Spotted Woodpecker

If you are watching the live feed from the Great Tit nestbox you may occasionally see that I have had to pause the feed so I can upload photos or videos. You may have to refresh the page to get the feed started again once I have re-started it.


10 comments:

  1. There are five. Doing well. The Woodpecker is a real bonus.

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  2. he's very cute.

    and my guess, after pondering it a few days, is stinging nettle... :)

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    1. Always great to see one visit TWG.

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  3. The Great-spotted is a rarity in our garden .. only one sighting in 5 years!

    Nice shots John and I hope you get some more visits.

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    1. A fairly recent visitor to my garden Frank.

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  4. Woodpecker thoughts

    pic one: what-daya-lookin-at?
    pic two: humpf!

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    1. ImaBurdie: I nearly used that sort of caption on the first one.

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  5. Great captures John. I haven't seen one in my garden for a while now and it was never regular.

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  6. Thank you Jan. it seems to visit every now and then.

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Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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