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I had a bit of a treat this morning 3 months 1 week ago #3272291

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I took my early morning coffee out into the garden this morning about 6am. Just sitting there enjoying the peace and quiet before the commuter traffic started up (I live near a main road)

There is a bushy tree close to where I sit and have coffee and I hang my bird feeder in this tree, as well as some dried sunflower seed heads. I suddenly noticed that there was an unusual bird feeding from one of the dried sunflower heads. It was a Great Spotted woodpecker. I've never had one in my garden before.....what a great way to start the day.smile.png
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I had a bit of a treat this morning 3 months 1 week ago #3272304

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Wonderful ! Amazing photo.
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Janquine wrote: I took my early morning coffee out into the garden this morning about 6am. Just sitting there enjoying the peace and quiet before the commuter traffic started up (I live near a main road)

There is a bushy tree close to where I sit and have coffee and I hang my bird feeder in this tree, as well as some dried sunflower seed heads. I suddenly noticed that there was an unusual bird feeding from one of the dried sunflower heads. It was a Great Spotted woodpecker. I've never had one in my garden before.....what a great way to start the day.smile.png


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I had a bit of a treat this morning 3 months 1 week ago #3272330

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What a great way to start the day ,,Janquine

I am happy that the finches has returned to our garden. don’t think I will ever be lucky enough to
see a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
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I probably should mention that the photo was'nt taken by me. I just wanted to put a picture of a Great Spotted woodpecker on my post for anyone who hadn't seen one before....so I borrowed it from the internet.

Rosie - I didn't ever think I would see one in my garden either, as I am very close to a main road here and this is not their normal habitat. I think maybe he was a bit lost and was just having a 'pit stop' in my garden when he saw the sunflower heads hanging in the tree.

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I had a bit of a treat this morning 3 months 1 week ago #3272946

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that pic is lovely -- we get them on and off mainly the females --- my hubby has 2 big feeders out there we get all sorts so pretty to watch .. but we live nxt to a corn field and pidgeons are a pest also .. cant win really ..

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I had a bit of a treat this morning 3 months 4 days ago #3276684

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Lovely photo, beautiful bird, I love watching birds but I have never seen one of these. I like to watch the birds eating from our feeding and splashing in the bird bath.

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I had a bit of a treat this morning 3 months 3 days ago #3276883

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great to have a bird like that in your garden, the red on the back of its head tells you its a male

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