Friday, 23 May 2014

Which wood would be doing what?

Driving up our lane I was not surprised to see a wood pidgeon  on the road feeding on something or other. I was surprised to see what at first appeared to be a miniature magpie seemingly feeding alongside it. As I approached they flew up in front of me and the Mini-me Magpie resolved itself into a female great spotted woodpecker. In close on 50 years of birdwatching I have never seen a woodpecker feeding on the road...
Maybe it was a new species, a road pecker?