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Photo's of the baby Woodpecker

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At last I have worked out how to reduce the size of the photo’s of last year’s baby Green woodpecker! Now I need to remember how just in case it decides to nest again in the garden.

They had several, so don’t know if this is the same one or photo’s of several of them. Delightful little things and they help to keep down the Crane fly larvae in the grass!

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Oh its gorgeous! And it has a red hat just like the greater spotted ones do. We haven't seen "our" greater spotteds this year so its lovely to see your green one.

29 Apr, 2016

 

Oh baby ?

We get the greater on the bird feeders......sunflower hearts are a favorite

30 Apr, 2016

 

So cute, never seen a baby one but we have visits from the adults - beautiful birds.

30 Apr, 2016

 

Gorgeous,HS..What a gift to have these......the first few photos look as if it is speckled with fine cotton wool.

30 Apr, 2016

 

Thank you all for your comments. He/they were really cute and were about here for a while after they left the nest. We get both kinds on the bird feeder and on the grass where they spend time looking for Crane fly larvae and they love the ants nests we get along the edge of the path too.
Lovely to watch them.
Some sites tell you they don't use the same nest again, and other sites say they do! So we will have to wait and see.

30 Apr, 2016

 

Adorable. Very nice pictures. We have 3 kinds of woodpeckers on our property here on Vancouver Island.
They always announce their coming. They can be quite noisy.

2 May, 2016

 

nice pics.
i am 73 and saw my first woodpecker a great spotted just a few years ago.
we do manage magies, rooks and pigeons.

2 May, 2016

 

Thanks Klahanie, fancy having three kinds! As you say they can be noisy and you always know if they are about. The green ones are called Yaffles over here, probably because of the noise they make, very vocal, though I don't remember hearing the spotted ones.
Glad you like the photo's Maisiesdad, perhaps now you have reached a 'respectable' age (not one of these dash about youngsters) you have more time to 'stand and stare' as the poem goes and see more? We too have miles too many Pigeons, nesting Jackdaws and a couple of Rooks that are entertaining to watch trying to work out how to hang on to and eat out of the peanut feeder. With their huge beaks they tend to break the mesh of the feeders and I found the plastic fat ball holder right up the garden so it had obviously flown off with that!
Being called 'Maisiesdad' reminds me of when I was young and not called by name by the locals but always referred to as 'Billy's girl' - my Father's name - took a while to grow out of that!

2 May, 2016

 

Lovely photos, Honeysuckle. Heard a woodpecker 2 days ago in the recreation ground, when I was walking to the shops, couldn't see it though.

2 May, 2016

 

Thanks Siris, we love them and could watch them for hours digging for larvae. Did you hear it call or the wood tapping bit?

3 May, 2016

 

hi honeysuckle,
thanks for that. the cocker spaniel in my profile pic was my pet maisie.
we only had her 18 months, but loved her from the moment i first saw her.

3 May, 2016

 

Sorry Maisiesdad, I jumped to the assumption that Maisie was your daughter! But one of the family all the same I am sure.
I know when we lost our re-homed ring-neck parakeet we were both upset. OH was in Canada at the time and his family couldn't understand why I was so distraught. Barney, the parakeet was 19 so he had a fair innings I suppose, but I still find myself over in the bird treat aisle at the pet shop!

3 May, 2016

 

Wood taping at O9.30, on a glorious sunny morning.

3 May, 2016

 

For Siris - See all that walking has it's benefits! Not only do you get the exercise and fresh air but you can see and hear things that those that pop in the car don't get to.
In days gone by when most of our parents worked on the farms, they knew all the songs of the birds and recognised all the wildlife sounds - how many people now would be able to tell the difference between a Robin's song and that of a Wren? Sad we don't appreciate these little joys more.

4 May, 2016

 

Great photos, Honeysuckle. It's clear that the instincts are well inbred when it's already checking the wood for food.

Thank you for posting them.

4 May, 2016

 

Brilliant photos. We have seen and adult one on the Oak behind our garden, a couple of times but, I don't expect to see any babies. You are very lucky.

5 May, 2016

 

You're right Arbuthnot about the instincts, the second photo was taken on the semi-derelict greenhouse, so that probably houses loads of creepy-crawlies while it falls apart!
You never know Paul whether there is one or two of them about. We only knew we had a nest when the ground under the tree looked as if someone had scattered wood shavings everywhere. The hole was round the back of the tree, hidden, so we couldn't see it.

5 May, 2016

 

Wonderful photo's Honey, nearly missed them, we don't see any around here so appreciate you sharing, I'm playing catchup whilst watching the persistent shower that started last night, its very warm though not like the last lot that came with the icy blasts....

10 May, 2016

 

Thanks Lincslass they were really sweet and quite noisy while they were being fed by the parents. Hopefully they will come back and breed again one day.

11 May, 2016

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