Woodpeckers in the Garden

In this dry weather most of the garden birds seem to be keeping their heads down, except the few that like sunbathing and the odd one that has found our little pond and birdbath. However a few days ago we had two sorts of woodpecker in the garden on the same day. I only managed to get a photo of one of them (the green) but the great spotted returned the next day and I managed a shot on the apple tree.

We have heard the green woodpecker calling almost daily. It’s like a laugh, hence the nickname ‘yaffle’. My neighbour has had one recently on his lawn with a youngster! Their favourite food is ants but with the dry ground I think they are having a tough time.

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