View From The Conservatory


Now I know what is causing those holes !!

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Picus viridis – Green Woodpecker, the largest of the three woodpeckers that breed in Britain

I had noticed several holes around the garden. Now I have caught the culprit, in the act.

Does he look contrite ? I don’t think so.

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Picus viridis – Green Woodpecker, the largest of the three woodpeckers that breed in Britain

Sorry about the picture quality. I had everything going against me. Time, shooting position, through double glazing with reflections etc. etc. I didn’t dare move to a position where I could brace myself. I had already spooked him once as I moved closer to the window.

As it happens, I only had a few seconds after this last shot. The neighbours cat came skulking round the corner and sent the pecker zipping over the fence. All that was left was his laughing call of derision.

I’m not sure if it was aimed at me or the cat.