The local Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers have been excavating a new nest. They are a rare species and people are sensitive about revealing the sites of their nests. However, no-one has told the Woodpeckers this, as they’ve decided to excavate next to the main car park at a local reserve.
The male alternates between excavating and clearing the wood shavings by scattering them to the wind. I love it when his tiny head appears.
He’s inside at work when the female comes to visit.
She must call him, as he’s straight out of his nest hole like a rocket.
There’s subsequently some serious hanky-panky in the nearby tree. Obscuring leaves denied me the opportunity to bring you that part of the proceedings.
It’s difficult not to project human thoughts and feelings onto them, isn’t it?