Saturday, 17 December 2011
Short and sweet
A very hard frost, white everywhere except on the bird feeders,
The usual gang of blue tits and great tits and on the one isolated feeder, a great spotted woodpecker.
He was slimmer than the one pictured, and his red bits were much more red.
It was as if he was in some sort of trance. He was totally motionless, very upright and had one claw loosely hanging on to the feeder, while he stared into space. I ran upstairs to get my camera and by the time I was back down he was gone.
Probably not an unusual sight for some people but a rare visitor in this urban locality. Lovely start to the day.