Green Woodpecker. First time I've seen one of these close to our garden. Usually common in deciduous woodlands with a preference for areas large clearings and rides. Can also be found in more open land with scattered trees and groves. This one turned over the leaves on the ground before look for food in the tree and kindly stayed long enough for a few shots.

Feathered Friends

While not a committed ‘twitcher’ the waiting, watching and photographing of birds is very relaxing. For more information about our feathered friends visit the rspb wesite.

Click on any thumbnail to view the pictures in a carousel.

Some of my best pictures of our feathered friends have been taken in the garden using a few natural props. Use fallen branches from the park, positioned so the background is clean, and some food hidden out of sight to attract the birds! Not only is the use of old branches and logs cheaper than buying bird tables it makes the resulting photographs look more natural. Starlings are usually the most common visitors but I have also seen Sparrow Hawks, Blue Tits, Long Tailed Tits, House Sparrows, Robins, Blackbirds and Wrens, though I have yet to photograph them all!




Photographs by Barrie Webb

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