Tuesday, 17 November 2009
We've had woodpeckers on our bird feeder before, but usually we get the Great Spotted Woodpeckers. We've only had Green Woodpeckers a few times, and this is the first time I've managed to get any photos.
I've been feeling under the weather (no, I'm still not fully recovered, but I do now have some tablets that make me feel a bit better), and was actually curled up in bed when my husband suggested that I really did want to get up and come to the window. I'm glad I did!
I went straight for the camera and took a few photos (through the glass, of course) while the woodpecker munched away at his (or her) apple. I hadn't even realised there were any apples left on that tree, but I'm happy to share, particularly with such a stunning visitor.
The most entertaining moment came when he'd eaten so much of the apple that it fell to the ground - it made him jump, and he flew away. We were so lucky to see him while he was there.