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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Good News/Bad News - on 1st September, 2012

On 1st September I made mention on this blog of a juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker that was visiting our garden on a regular basis, but that I'd only ever managed to get an image of its underside - unless it was on the fat ball feeder. A couple of hours later I was in our conservatory, fortunately with camera at my side, when the woodpecker arrived. This time I did manage to get an image which shows more than its underside.


Great Spotted Woodpecker (juvenile female) - our garden
The bad news is that I've not seen this bird since then. As it was visiting several times a day, I'm just hoping that it has moved on to somewhere where it can find 'natural' food a-plenty, and that it hasn't succumbed to one of the local Sparrowhawks.

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    1. Thank you Marc. Just had a look at your own latest post. Wonderful stuff and puts my efforts to shame!

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  2. Beautiful photographs, birds are very photogenic. I am greeting

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, and for dropping by.

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  3. Stunners,super captures Richard.
    John.

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    1. Thank you John. I'm glad to have got these before she left.

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  4. Very nice indeed Richard. The GSWP is one of my top five birds really, I think that they are so special. Hope he comes back - my little juvenile is sometimes not seen for a few days.

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    1. Thank you Christian. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, but it's been five days now.

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  5. Fantasticas fotografias de este pajaro carpintero.Un saludo.

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