26 Nov 2009 • 1,071 views
In our garden
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
Picture 4 of 5
This female woodpecker was about 30 ft from the house, digging for ants.
Each of the pictures is taken from indoors, through a single-glazed window.
I like this picture because the bird is looking directly at the camera. I'm fairly sure she spotted me, but didn't seem worried, nor did she seem worried that her beak was dirty.
shows that the male has a red stripe beneath the black eye patch, the female has a black stripe.
The Green Woodpecker is the largest of the three British Woodpeckers, it's about 30 - 36 cm, 12 - 15 inches long.
They like to eat ants, which they dig out of the ground..