Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Nice Spot

I managed almost an hour long walk this morning before work which was very welcome. There wasn't lots flying, I could here a few FIELDFARE as I got out of the car and a SONG THRUSH was the only bird actually in song as I headed off towards the fields and lake. PIED WAGTAIL, MISTLE THRUSH and NUTHATCH were added on the way to the lake, where a SPARROWHAWK came out of surrounding trees. At least 3 TREECREEPERS were in song which was nice and a MARSH TIT was heard further into the wood. The lake held 2 MALLARD and 2 MOORHEN, so not as busy as it always looks like it should be. I headed to though the wood and thought I heard a short bit of a familiar call, searching the trees there it was, a LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (64), always a real treat, I managed to watch the bird for a few minutes before it moved out of sight and I realised I only had 10 minutes to get back to the car.
The way back produced the usual YELLOWHAMMERS, SKYLARKS and a few MEADOW PIPITS flying over. I tried a couple shots in the gloom of the LSW but it was a bit dark!!!!!
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

15 comments:

Peter Smith said...

Great bird-had one myself a couple of weeks ago at Broadwater Warren

Marc Heath said...

Excellent Alan, its a good day when you see one of these.

Mike Attwood said...

Good work Alan. I was lucky enough to be told about a nest site a couple of years ago and got some good shots over several weeks. Never had one before and never one since.

Maria said...

I love woodpeckers!

Phil said...

Great stuff Alan. Would love the chance to take a picture of a Lesser Spotted in any sort of light. Very envious!

Mike H said...

Great news Alan, I remember the last time we went out for a walk and we had the good fortune to see an LSW. Maybe we could repeat the experience sometime?

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Deano said...

Nice one Alan. Can`t remember last time i saw a Lesser Pecker.

ShySongbird said...

Well done Alan! I've never seen one.

Warren Baker said...

Keep an eye on that water Alan, Ducks are moving about :-)

Not had a LSW here for a few years now, nice one mate :-)

Stephen Mills said...

Nice to see you had the Lesser spot. Still waiting for my first of the year.Well done Alan.

Helma said...

Hi Alan,

the lesser spotted woodpecker, I have never seen in the wild. However, the great spotted woodpecker but not small. You have to know the small capture. Very well done.
Greetings, Helma

Magia da Inês said...

✿✿彡
Gosto da foto, a ave em seu ambiente natural.
Bom domingo!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil
¸.•°✿✿彡

ShySongbird said...

Hi again Alan, I just spotted a question from you on a blog asking how to add someone to the blog list on your sidebar. If you go to the main page of the blog you want to follow, right click in the address bar at the top, copy what is there. Then go into your blog list, click on 'add to list' and in the box which says 'add by URL' right click and paste then click 'add', and remember to click on 'save'. It should then appear on your list. Hope it helps, I would have emailed but couldn't find a contact address.

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