A strange thing happened one morning recently. I looked out of the window and there was a male great spotted woodpecker on the bird feeder. The thing was he wasn’t moving (at all!)
He just hung there. He wasn’t eating anything. He wasn’t looking around. He was just hanging there. I began to get quite worried. Maybe he’d got his leg caught in the feeder. I watched for at least 5 mins and then at last he moved.
To be honest he didn’t move much just enough for me to see the beautiful red marking on the back of his head. Before now I’d never realised what a colourful bird they were.
I’ve seen (and heard them) in the garden before, but never had such a good view.
I suppose he’d decided to just “hang out” at the feeder … Strange bird maybe he was lonely.
Changing the subject completely, if you like Lizards (and believe me these ones are really VERY cute) have a look at my latest post on the lizards in my Florida Keys garden called Garden lizards: we’re beautiful too.