Greater Spotted Woodpecker – Garden Visitor


At this time of year there are many fledgling visitors to the garden. One of the most stunning is this young woodpecker. It doesn’t look very eye-catching from this angle but when you see it in totality it’s quite a handsome bird.
Spotted Woodpecker

This one is especially fond of peanuts!  Capturing the woodpecker on camera is quite difficult because they’re edgy birds and the slightest movement sends them flying off to the cover of surrounding trees. I managed to snap this one while it was busy eating breakfast.

Spotted woodpecker

This is a young Greater Spotted Woodpecker. It’s red tail is still salmon pink instead of the brilliant red that shows up in adults.

 

 

 

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