Monday, 6 February 2017

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Male - on account of red nape of neck

Look who showed up after the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch!

The woodpeckers have started drumming. I wonder whether we will have a male and female as regular garden visitors again this year.

Can anyone tell me why we have the Great Spotted Woodpecker ('Great' as opposed to 'Greater') when we also have the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, here in the UK, please?  



3 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Made a mess of that coconut!

amanda peters said...

Not sure about the wording, but in France they have another similar bird Middle Spotted Woodpecker ! Great bird to have in your garden...
Amanda xx

Lowcarb team member said...

What lovely colours and the coconut went down a treat ...!!

All the best Jan