When we came in after grocery shopping earlier in the week, I noticed that there was a large magpie in the garden and went to the window to have a look. The magpie wandered off quite quickly, but then I noticed this Green Woodpecker having a really good forage around in the grass.
He stayed for a long time so I went and got my camera and he was still there when I returned. I took a lot of photos of him and these are the best ones. They aren't that good because he was a ways away and I didn't want to go outside and disturb him and I was worried that if I went for my other lens he would be gone.
It was nice to be able to watch him progressing around as there was obviously a lot of food for him. I haven't seen him since and I know that the Big Garden Birdwatch is coming up at the end of the month and he would have been a great bird to include. If we have a go it will be pigeon, pigeon, pigeon at this rate! Perhaps the Woodpecker will make a special visit to come back and be counted!
It doesn't matter though as he did come and it was great to watch him and photograph him too. I hope that you aren't too bored by the number of blurry shots! I hope that you will be somewhat impressed with the birdwatching Countryside Tales!
Perhaps instead of the year of crafting, this means it will be the year of birds!
Edited - Louise explained - in her comment below - that he, is in fact a she! So I hope that she comes back and visits again and isn't cross at me for not identifying her correctly!! Thank you Louise for the information, much appreciated.