Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on spring walk


                                                        Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
                                         Alternative angle above us
                                              Diminutive beauty
                                                   Pure delight
                                           Stunning back pattern
                                                  Video footage

Sometimes you just get lucky.............With snow & wind forecast we decided to retreat to some local woodland for a good walk and hopefully see a few early migrants. Whilst the migrants were very difficult to find the above male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker gave us amazing views right above us. I have not seen this species as well as this for five years. 

Our only other bird of note was a immature Goshawk that flew over ahead of us. 

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