Mostly photos. Occasionally waffle.
It's been a long time since I had a Green Woodpecker on my blog, but you have done it, congats John.
Thanks Bob,Managed to catch it just right! ;)J
Nice shots John. They are never easy to get close to.
Thanks Roy! I managed to hide behind the bulk of Mike Weedon! ;) There was also a convenient tree in the way!J
Well caught John. They're not easy.
Thanks Keith,No, they normally fly off 'laughing' just as you press the shutter!J
Well captured John. Lovely birds with beautiful colouring. As others have said it is difficult to get close to them and I too have noticed how they like 'laughing' when they fly away after defeating us :-)
Thanks Jan,I got lucky with this one, it didn't seem too bothered by my presence.J
Always great to see John.
Very true Mike,J
Greetings John,What a magnificent specimen. I love the colours of that beautiful bird! For some strange reason, I'm hearing the sounds of that cartoon bird, Woody Woodpecker, whirling around in my head. Ouch :)Take very good care, my friend.Gary
Hi Gary,You should be thinking of Professor Yaffle from Bagpuss, the characters name is another name for the Green Woodie, a Yaffle Bird. If you hear something resembling a laugh whilst out and about, it could be one of these birds.J
That's a beauty! When I was in England, our friend Jackie kept saying she saw one, and I'm sure she did, but by the time I got there . . . well, you know, the age-old story!
Thanks Susan,I am sure that she did too, they aren't that uncommon, just sometimes hard to see! Very frustrating!J
Glad this colorful woodpecker stepped out of its hiding spot for you! What great colors it has!!
Thanks Tammy,Yes, very bright, although this individual was a bit scruffy, needs to moult a bit more!J
Great shot John, they are not easy to get most of the time :-)
Thanks Alan,No, normally, they fly at the slightest movement, I was lucky with this one.J
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