Friday, 26 January 2018
Green Woodpecker, Arbroath area
It's now at least 3 years since I found Green Woodpeckers in a forest just north of Arbroath and they've continued to be present again this winter. I even had one calling from the cemetery near my house early in spring one year which might indicate a bird moving around looking for a mate. Further afield I had a walk at Montrose Basin in the northwest corner to see the Twite in the hope they had attracted a Merlin.
Green Woodpecker, high in the tree some distance away
Treecreeper on the track to the bird hides at Montrose Basin
Twite spooked by a passing Kestrel which was already carrying prey which looked to be a vole
Winter Aconite (Canon SX60)