12 August 2010

Peter Douglas-Jones wrote: 'The green woodpecker was on my front lawn [Langland] on 24 July and is a male: red within black moustachial stripe. The grey plumage suggests a first year bird. As they are almost sedentary and there are always green woodpeckers calling hereabouts, it indicates local breeding.
The great spotted woodpecker is a juvenile: see red crown. It was on a patch of lawn outside our back door, west of the house. I started by photographing it through a window; then went outside and stalked it. Again, this bird is suggestive of local breeding; we see the adults about and hear them all the time.'

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