I’d just settled down to an early supper when I glanced out of the window.
The Great Spotted Woodpecker………….it’s been about all week but it is a very wary bird. This was taken through the van window, a non too clean van window, I didn’t dare open it.
I hope to be able to find internet tomorrow we are going to Pooley Bridge on Ullswater.
If I don’t post, don’t worry.
The last, the best! What a beauty he is!
What a beauty. I love seeing the different birds out your way.
Lovely looking bird......-Trevor
What a beauty!
I get fed up of trying to find new superlatives. I'll just have to develop your patience and if I want to get those photos I'll have to resume walking in nature and not chasing balls round a lawn with a mallet!
What a great visitor to have.
Pretty bird. Maybe you'll get an unobstructed view tomorrow.
Scrappy Grams, it is a wonderful if annoying bird. Did you get my triptych comment? Let me know if you have trouble.Hilary, I spend ages trying to get pictures of these. I can hear them but finding them is another matter. Odd problem as they are bright and colourful enough.Trevor, it is a beauty Pity anbout the double glazed plastic between us.Bob, I expect somewhere you have much better pictures.Graham, I've sat with the window open every day to get a close up of him. It is a he. It has red on it's head. They are very camera shy, little devils. Jolynne, I'll try. They are away at the first movement or sound. I'll have to go onto live view as even the mirror going up disturbs him. There are plenty about, well one or two, in Patterdale. Trouble is leaves are coming on the trees now. I'll see what next week brings.
You have so many beautiful birds! I often wonder about the their calls, love noisy birds.
Pauline, we have many little dull brown ones as well...If you want to know what they sound like go here.http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/a/Then just find the bird you want, they are listed alphabetically, click more. Ypou can then have a listen, photos are better than mine as a bonus.
Wonderful close ups of your visitor ~ a striking looking bird.
Glo, he is a bobby dazzler. They are far from wonderful but he was close about ten feet away.
Great stuff Adrian. I am really jealous now.
John, I had been sat sitting freezing for over an hour a day with the window open but as soon as I raised the camera he was away, Woodpeckers drive me mad.