Thursday, April 25, 2013

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major
Henry found this Great Spotted Woodpecker this morning while getting ready for school.
A rare bird for Fair Isle, a island with almost no trees.
I have found and seen only one other here on Fair Isle, this bird is both a garden & tree tick for me. 

Great Spotted Woodpecker on the Twitching Tree.

Other Birds About....

Waxwing! checking out my red beads.
Fruit is now out to entice the bird to stay while it feeds up.

Fat Waxwing
reminds me of the artist Fernando Botero

Great Tit - No ring, new bird from the one seen all Winter.

Henry also spotted and identified this Black Redstart.

Siskins are still here.


  1. Elena Mera-Long26 April 2013 at 08:13

    Love your photos of the woodpecker's head, Tommy! Beautiful!

  2. Those are lovely photos indeed!