Whos keeping an eye on me....

Monday, 6 February 2012

UK First this morning - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Very pleased with todays visit to my local patch in my village as I have at last seen my first UK Lesser Spotted Woodpecker -a female. Although poor images it has only taken 5 years to get this! I will try for a better photo over the next few days if the fog decides to recede




Update: Returned this morning and was fortunate to see the female again and shortly after she disappeared I was given some stunning views of a male.




Happy Days.

15 comments:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hope we can see some images soon, that shall mean you got your captures of this wonderful bird~

Dave said...

Thanks Mary... images now added

mick said...

Its always good to see a new bird and especially one that you have waited for. Great photos.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photos... it is always a welcome surprise when one is able to capture both male/female in the same day!

Nadege, said...

Never seen a bird like that before. Lovely plumage.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty plumage!

Brian King said...

That's a beautiful woodpecker, Dave! I like the striped pattern!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful woodpecker, Congrats on the sighting!

holdingmoments said...

Great find Dave; and great shots too.
I'm still waiting to see one myself :-(

Springman said...

You are on your game Dave! Birding is the greatest treasure hunt going, and you have struck gold!

Unknown said...

Congratulations on the spotting, it's a lovely bird!

theconstantwalker said...

Brilliant Dave.. and your images are superb.
I have only seen one before and not my local Marbury LSW but at Moore NR nr Warrington..
Well done.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

that is an interesting variety of woodpecker, good luck getting more photos

Unknown said...

He's a beauty Dave!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Liz said...

I would love to come across one of these in my travels. Great shots Dave!