Greater Spotted Woodpeckers.

Sunrise: 07.45  Sunset: 04.06

Walking past North Pond yesterday, I heard rotten wood being wrenched apart on the opposite side of the pond, a few meters south of the lightning tree. I waited and listen for five minutes or more, and then a greater spotted woodpecker popped up from the ground. After seeing the first one, I spotted half a dozen on various parts of the marsh. Long tailed tits were also in abundance in trees along the river.

Greater Spotted Woodpecker.

Greater Spotted Woodpecker

Greater Spotted Woodpecker.

Great Spotted Woodpecker.

2 Comments on “Greater Spotted Woodpeckers.

  1. What a great find! I have only been able to come across European Green Woodpeckers in Colchester, though they are awesome in their own way.

    • The Great Spotted Woodpecker is quite common; it’s the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker that’s the rare bird.

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