Thursday, 15 January 2015

Grafton Park GSW ..........

Whilst I was taking images at ground level of woodland birds alighting on a perch above a little patch that I have been seeding, a pair of these Greater Spotted Woodpeckers were in the trees above and showing an interest in what was going on.

I wonder if they can be tempted to come down and join in ?

Time will tell, certainly the other birds have become very confident and ignore my presence, when I was last out a Blue Tit nearly flew into the car avoiding the open window at the last split-second.

One species that is taking a keen interest in the feeding area are the resident Sparrowhawks who swoop past with wings fixed at speed at a height of three to four feet above the ground, to date I don't think that they have been successful as the ground cover is not too far away but at some stage I am sure that they will get a return on the energy that they are investing.

1 comment:

  1. Well I've seen GSW's feeding off the ground for insects so they might come down, but I'd be happy with your current image it's a good 'un.