Friday, September 21, 2007

Woody Woodpeckers

Out for my run this morning and I spotted three green woodpeckers and one spotted woodpecker.

I quite often hear the spotted calling from over in the park and occasionally see it flying from tree to tree or across the rooftops with it's short-winged loping flight. Quite regularly I'll see a green woodpecker, usually out on the playing fields. This morning there were a pair on the top of the playing fields and one flew up from the dewpond as a run past.

I don't know if it's just that I now recognise the call of the spotted that I'm more aware of it or whether it's moved into the area more recently and that's why I hear it most weeks.