When I peered out of my window yesterday morning I noticed a female Great Spotted Woodpecker had finally returned to feed in my garden. I knew it was a female because it didn't have red on it's head.
It likes to hang around in my next door neighbour's tree and then swoop down to my fat ball, seed, nut or suet block feeder.
In this picture it's gently creeping along the branch towards my garden.
The Great Tit numbers in my garden are much better than I expected this year so hopefully I might have some nesting in my bird boxes next year. The holes in the nesting boxes were a bit too small last year, so I am going to make them a bit bigger over winter.
The Wood Pigeons are enjoying the last few grass seeds that havn't started growing yet. You may remember the field was ploughed a free weeks ago, but the grass is growing really well now, however I am a bit worried that the Redpolls, Fieldfare and Brambling won't return this year because there's 2 years of grass ahead of us. They seemed to like the bare earth and the potato plants over the last few years.
The Buzzard family were back in the field this morning enjoying some early sun. They are looking very healthy so they should have a good future.