Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Great spotted woodpeckers

A pair of great spotted woodpeckers chase each other through the trees, then settle to prod a trunk for insects, the red under their tails catching the light as they move.

Then suddenly, as we turn to move away, the male starts to drum.

10 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

We have them as regular visitors at our peanuts Juliet and in the summer they bring their babies - usually two.

Matt Conlon said...

I wonder if they are great woodpeckers that have spots? Or woodpeckers that have great spots... hrm...

Caroline Gill said...

I love these birds!

Amin said...

Beautiful blog!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

How exciting to have seen them.

Michelle May said...

Oh how wonderful! I would love to see them!
xx, shell

Kathiesbirds said...

The music of the drumming is calling you back to the magic!

Wren said...

Sounds like one of those magical moments in nature. Woodpeckers are fascinating birds. I've never seen a great spotted, but I'd love to.

gabriellebryden said...

Lovely words and what a cool bird (I've never seen one).

KaHolly said...

Very nice. I wish we had great spotted woodpeckers. I'd love to see one.