Chattering jays and loud wood-pigeons flapped thickly overhead, while ever and anon the measured tapping of Nature's carpenter, the great green woodpecker
, sounded from each wayside grove.
Then I found a dead juvenile green woodpecker
, which had flown into a client's conservatory window.
Anglesey's Black Kite was reported again at the weekend and, almost as rare, the island's first Green Woodpecker
sighting for several years was at Cefni reservoir on Saturday.
Then there is the green woodpecker
, which is green with a red cap, so that can't be mixed up with the other two, and it's a lot bigger.
Kevin Blood's affinity with the great outdoors resulted in his entries, 'Greater Spotted Woodpecker' and 'Green Woodpecker
', achieving second and third places respectively.
Two types of woodpeckers in Kashmir, the Green woodpecker
and Pied woodpecker, are believed to sing during the rains.
Along another Kings Norton road, by a bus stop again, I noticed a green woodpecker
pecking away for ants alongside a field embankment.
The eight most common forest bird species were Levaillant's green woodpecker
Picus vaillantii (26 pairs), European Robin Erithacus rubecula (41 pairs), Common Blackbird Turdus merula (50.5 pairs), Great Tit Parus major (76 pairs), (Ultramarine) Blue Tit Parus caeruleus (ultramarinus) (29.5 pairs), Short-toed Tree creeper Certhia brachydactyla (32 pairs), Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius (21 pairs), and Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs (43.5 pairs).
In this study, we re-evaluated historical demography of the Eurasian green woodpecker
(Picus viridis) on the basis of previously published multi-locus mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) data and ecological niche modelling.
The green woodpecker
is a relative new comer to Scotland with the first breeding occurring in the early 1950s after the bird had spread from haunts in England.
They included the birds pictured: Parakeet (introduced 1941, withdrawn 1973); Bald Eagle (1945-1994); Kookaburra (1949-1976); Green Woodpecker
(1951-1989) and Jay (1951-1967).
The area is rich in wildlife and you may even spot - or hear - the green woodpecker
, which lives in the woods.