Friday, December 22, 2006

Great Spot

For a few days now, we’ve been visited by a male Great Spotted Woodpecker a few times a day. He bounces over the garden, clings to the side of the [concrete] washing line post, and then makes the final leg of his journey to position himself on the seed feeder.

This woodpecker is definitely the messiest eater so far. There’s a constant shower of seed fragments while he picks out the bits he wants, and flings the rest all over the place. Hence the presence of Chaffinches, Robins, Pheasants and Collared Doves on the ground underneath.