This female great spotted woodpecker (centre) has been a daily visitor to the garden so far in December but only today (Sun 9th) did I manage to get a reasonable picture. I have inset a picture of a male taken on the same tree last year so you can spot (!) the difference. She usually comes to peck at the ‘flutter butter’ I put on the bird feeder post but today she chose the feeder (with sunflower hearts) on the apple tree. I would be nice to think that we have a pair around and they might bring the children to Parker’s Bird Cafe in the Spring.