Friday, 31 July 2020


Two green woodpeckers turned up right under my office window the other morning. It looks like a mum and baby, mum in the foreground doing most of the digging and food finding, while baby in the background copied her, clearly learning the ropes but more than willing for wait mum to find a tasty treat.

Frustratingly getting a photo of both birds in focus and not blurred with movement was a challenge, this close up of mum is the clearest picture showing her lovely colours.

We often see green woodpeckers on the grass but not normally so close to the house. Curiously they spend their time digging in the earth rather than chipping in the oak tree.

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