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Sunday, 25 November 2012

Green Woodpeckers

Whilst on route to visit family a whistle stop visit to rspb Burton Mere Wetlands brought me a nice suprise in the car park. a single  Green Woodpecker sat perched on top of the car park gate post but quickly flew to a distant tree, however much closer came a call and the distant bird returned this time flying to another tree that had its partner calling from. I saw both together for a split second before a car disturbed them both. A small band of observers gathered to witness the male feeding on the floor while making a few flypaths.


 
unfortunatly I didnt have time to see them return and perch any closer

6 comments:

Findlay Wilde said...

We nearly went to Burton Mere this weekend, but then went to the bird faor at WWT Martin Mere instead. I saw the Great Spotted Woodpecker, but I'd love to get this close to a Green Woodpecker. From Findlay

Ken Schneider said...

That is a very colorful woodpecker!

Stewart M said...

Good that you could snaffle a yaffle!

They are a great bird.

And the post before is a real stunner!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pam :) said...

What a stunning green color these woodpecker are.

Have a great birding weekend, Dave.

TexWisGirl said...

remarkable color!

EG CameraGirl said...

This is the first I have heard of a green woodpecker!