Tuesday 24 May 2011

Woodpeckers galore!

A late  start gave me some poor lighting on a nest site for green woodpeckers this afternoon. Luckily the male bird stayed on the tree long enough to fire off  few frames. Four hours later and another visit to the nest of the male which I missed completely and a stiff neck for peering up to the top of a tree for all that time!

Still, a couple of pics below followed by a couple of great spotted woodpeckers nesting which I took this evening just a few miles from home. The evening light illuminated the nesting tree very well. Hopefully some more of these birds will follow as the birdscontinue in feeding their broods.

Male green woodpecker

Male green woodpecker

Female great spotted woodpecker.

Male great spotted woodpecker.