A Lesser Spotted Woodpecker treat
Since taking photographs of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers I’ve learned what a treat they are for many people to see. They’re tiny, rare, elusive birds and a good view is highly prized as a ‘tick’ by birders.
I managed to get some photographs I’m very pleased with.
And had a great time, too.
This time I’m up there to find its new nest hole. And there’s the female:
She’s 50 feet up a tree and the new nest hole is under two inches wide. She disappears and then reappears:
Hahahaha. There’s clearly enough room to turn around in there now. I look forward to seeing if they have a successful breeding season, although this is almost the last I’ll probably see of them. As soon as the leaves burst open they’ll be hidden from view. They’re so small a single leaf is enough to hide one.
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