Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Yesterday's Visitors ... Woodpecker and Long-tailed tit


I rather like this photo, showing that the Long-tailed tit's body
 is not much larger than the Great Spotted Woodpecker's head!

I don't think the Long-tailed tit would have continued to feed
if the male Woodpecker had arrived,
but these two seemed compatible eating companions.


This photo (above) shows the lack of red on the nape of the neck, 
indicating that this is a female. 
Look at the size of the claw on the Silver Birch trunk!





4 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos Caroline, specially the first one! I've not seen many great spotted woodpeckers recently...

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Great pictures, they look like they are sharing a strawberry mini milk!

amanda peters said...

Lovely photo of the woodpecker, so wish we got them in my garden..
Amanda xx

Ragged Robin said...

Great photos - love the two different species in the first picture :) Rarely get LTT's on feeders here - just once in a blue moon they descend on the fat balls!