23 Nov 2009 • 1,048 views
In our garden
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
Picture 1 of 5.
This is probably the best of the five pictures, because the bird is standing still. It's amongst the first I took of the series I'm sharing with you this week.
This female was about 30 ft from the house, looking for ants.
Each of the pictures is taken from indoors, through a single-glazed window that's far from clean because it's been raining so much.
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..
Lisbon / Lisboa