This is the first posting I have made on my new Hewlett-Packard lap top. 🙂
I had thought that this goldcrest, the UK’s smallest, might have perished in the cold nights following that snowy weekend a few weeks ago but as you can see it is alive and pecking. The white paste on the post is a peanut butter with mealworms for birds that I buy from Wilko’s. The birds (and squirrels) love it and I’ve attracted many species including great spotted woodpeckers into the garden- see below.
This is a triptych of great spotted woodpeckers that visited the garden in Spring 2019. From left to right: male with a red patch on the back of the head, female, no red patch and one of their two young ones, red cap which fades as it matures. I submitted it to the Bird Watching magazine and they published it with my description taking up most of a page. Fame at last!