Monday, 29 December 2008

Mon 29th Dec

Yes, after claiming twice to have seen a Great Spotted Woodpecker, today it was seen again. This time for quite a while, and I even managed to get an image of it to share with you all! It sure was enjoying pecking rapidly on a dead branch. We take it to be a female as there was no red nape which the male bird has. Also an adult bird, as juvenile birds have a red crown.
Whilst out yesterday, I noticed several groups of Curlews at different places round Islay, with all the groups being of at least 30 - 40 birds.

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