Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Went to Breary Marsh LNR for a quick trip to try and find a woodpecker. This one gave itself away by chirping for ages until I was close enough to spot it. It did its best to prevent me from getting a decent picture, ducking behind branches, deliberately facing the wrong way etc. but I managed a couple of shots. Breary Marsh is at the Western edge of Golden Acre Park in Leeds and is a lot quieter than the main park. It is a pretty reliable spot for a woodpecker so worth a look.
The woodpecker shows me its best side again. Looks like a female to me. She was around for a while, jumping from tree to tree and then flew too far away for me to snap any more. Other birds in the area included bullfinch, chaffinch, great tits and robins.