Sunday, 21 October 2012

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Ellen, youngest daughter, became animated and speechless (unheard of) finally blurting out "What's that!" and there was a Great Spotted Woodpecker on the peanut feeder.  No red on back of head and tiny flecks of red in crown so presume this is a 1cy female.

Tree Sparrow still present.

Whilst trying to find the woody for visiting birders I turned up a Lesser Whitethroat in the garden next door which is a  from the garden tick, and a tetrad tick. A late afternoon trip out to Birsay Links brought a flock of 18 Lapland Buntings which is I think the largest flock in the county away from North Ronaldsay other than in 2010.

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