I am very happy to report that the Great Spotted Woodpecker I previously mentioned has started to become something of a regular on our peanut feeder. On at least three days over the last week I have caught sight if it pecking away, and even managed to get close enough for the following photos on one occasion.

27644 - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Garden
27646 - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Garden
27648 - Great Spotted Woodpecker, Garden

The large red forehead patch indicates that this is a juvenile bird which could explain its presence in our garden and its relative tameness. I certainly hope it continues to visit as I can’t think of a much more exciting bird to have attracted in.


TexWisGirl · July 30, 2012 at 4:45 pm


theconstantwalker · July 30, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Superb images Adam…

Sondra · July 31, 2012 at 2:50 am

a gorgeous shot….and I love that BLUE sky too!!

holdingmoments · July 31, 2012 at 8:04 am

Great captures Adam.
You won't get rid of him now. lol

Gillian Olson · August 2, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Beautiful bird, and great captures.

Adam Tilt · August 29, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Thanks all. Hoping it sticks around though I'm out of peanuts at the moment.

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