Morning Dog Walk: Woodpeckers And Pipits

I take a camera along on my Dog Walks to bring you some of the sightings that I see on my morning walks, these photos are rarely going to be great quality as its hard enough keeping an energetic Dog entertained and get close enough to anything. They also help me identify where species are so that I can plan to return.

What a difference a day makes, yesterday it felt like summer, today even though its not cold it is very overcast with some (still needed) rain forecast. The light was terrible for photography, but I took the camera on our walk anyway! I did go back to look for the Blue Rock Thrush from yesterdays Nature Walk, but no sign of it.

The Woodpeckers were active this morning and this pesky Great Spotted Woodpecker was on our Telephone Pole again! Last time, I made the (terrible) joke of the Internet being unstable due to the holes in the pole, this time…… I think there’s a tap on the line, yes, I should give up the one-liners!

Soon afterwards, I could hear a faint knocking noise coming from one of our (currently bare) Fig Trees. I went to investigate to find a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker tapping away.

As you’d expect this time of year, there are birds everywhere and I also stumbled across some Meadow Pipits, just look a the length of those rear hind claws, a feature of the Meadow Pipit.

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