Wednesday, 15 August 2007

New Garden Visitor

We get lots of birds in the garden, but recently we have had a new visitor -- a young Great Spotted Woodpecker. We've seen it quite a few times now, although this photo was taken back in July when it first appeared.

Apparently you can tell that it's a young bird by the red on it's head. According to the book I looked in juveniles have a red crown, whereas on adult males the red is on the nape of the neck and the females have no red on their head at all.
12 December 2007 at 12:55 , Charles Prendergast said...

Great spot (pun intended!) I've had them in my garden from time to time and they are a very welcome visitor...

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