Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Woody Woodpecker

One morning, I was trying to study and heard this insistent tapping.  For a while I tried to block it out and concentrate on my books, but after it had continued for quite some time, I decided to investigate the source of the noise.  

It didn't take me long to discover that we had a woodpecker drilling holes in the wood outside our window.  I didn't manage to get a photo until it moved to a nearby tree.  I'm informed that it is a Hairy Woodpecker.  Similar in appearance to its smaller cousin the Downy Woodpecker, but with a much longer bill.  In reading about this woodpecker, I learned that it forages along tree trunks and the main branches of trees, but this one had been busy drilling holes in our balcony!


Rosie said...

Lovely photo of the woodpecker. I hope he stays in the tree though rather than destroying your balcony:)

Candytuft Corner said...

Hi Rosie, he is certainly handsome, it a little troublesome. He hasn't been back recently, so hopefully he found better foraging in the trees. Marie x