Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Green Woodpecker



Green Woodpecker

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.

Green Woodpecker

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.

Green Woodpecker

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.

Green Woodpecker


15 comments:

mo.stoneskin said...

Beautiful photos. My parents get an occasional woodpecker visiting their feeders. Maybe the poor bird is now permanently traumatised by that falling apple, suffering terrible nightmares featuring the thing!

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous bird. I love woodpeckers.

MarjnHomer said...

i recently seen a woodpecker outside my window. its been so long

Heidi Ashworth said...

Wow--that is so special! Love it!

Chef E said...

I have often wanted to see birds up close, this is so cool! Beautiful colors like snorkeling and seeing fish with all their glorious color...

liliannattel said...

How beautiful. I'm so glad you got to see that and share it!

Louiz said...

Amazing pictures!

Hope you feel better soon.

gaelikaa said...

What an unusual looking bird!

Domestic Executive. said...

We used to have woodpeckers in our garden in the UK. These are wonderful photos. Well done for grabbing that camera!

Veggie said...

Great shots! You never see woodpeckers up close. That's pretty cool.

Bells said...

oh yes! What a stunning visitor! Beautifully captured. Lovely.

Dave King said...

But what photographs! They are perfect. Quite delightful.

Hope the tablets soon do the trick and restore you fully to your old self.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I had not seen this magnificent bird until you came by and reminded me.

natalie said...

Wow!
I thought we were doing well with ordinary garden birds. Your photos are wonderful.

Jeanne said...

He's a beauty! Hope the activity, and the unexpected beauty, helped your recovery along.

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