Thursday, 27 January 2011

Woody Comes To Town














































Having a small back garden with one small tree and a medium sized shrub within the town of Enfield may not seem the ideal environment to temp a Greater Spotted Woodpecker to feed. I was not optimistic when I put a suet cake feeder in one of the lower branches of the tree in November 2010. Just before this Christmas I was delighted to see a Woodpecker feeding briefly on the suet cake before flying off. The challenge for me so far this year has been to try and get some decent images of the Woodpecker thorough an open door or window and as it has been an infrequent visitor usually arriving at 8.30am this has required a degree of patience and some long waits with many no shows. I managed to obtain these images a few days ago and whilst it would be lovely to get shots of the Woodpecker perched on a branch and not cluttered with feeders this bird is not the posing kind. Straight to the feeder a minute and a half of feeding and then off, I'm not complaining just extremely grateful he drops in for a short while.

7 comments:

  1. ..............and keep the fat coming, as you'll get many more chances for photo's :-)

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  2. Wonderful series! You did good. Hope he continues to grace you with his presence.

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  3. Hello anthony

    What a great craft sharp pictures of such beautiful birds.

    Gr Cees

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  4. Lovely serie photo's....well done Anthony

    greetings,Joop

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  5. Wow, the Great Spotted Woodpecker knows that his photos of a really good photographer. I will put you on my blog list.

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  6. Great photo's! I hope you can enjoy the woodpecker in your garden for a long time!

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