27 Nov 2009 • 1,030 views
In our garden
Green Woodpecker Picus viridis
Picture 5 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.
This picture may not be the sharpest, but I think it's the luckiest because she's got an insect in her beak.
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..