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.
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.
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.
Nature's visitors include magpie, jay, green woodpecker
and robin as well as badgers, squirrels and foxes.
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They included the birds pictured: Parakeet (introduced 1941, withdrawn 1973); Bald Eagle (1945-1994); Kookaburra (1949-1976); Green Woodpecker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.
Both Green Woodpecker
- which is more yellow - and The Bride - more predictably white - are magnificent 5ft giants of their kind.
Bee-bird has covered chiffchaff, green woodpecker
, spotted flycatcher, whitethroat and willow-warbler, and blackcap served for bullfinch, stonechat, reed-bunting, and three kinds of tit, as well as the eponymous warbler itself, Sylvia atricapilla.
The incubation period is similar to other species of woodpeckers; in Sindh pied woodpecker (15-16 days), black-naped green woodpecker
(Picus canus sanguiniceps) (17 days) and in lesser golden-backed woodpecker (17-19 days) (Roberts, 1991).
Secondly, I heard the yaffle of a green woodpecker
, no doubt busy sorting out its breeding territory.
On the Dee, three Spotted Redshanks are at Connah's Quay, while a Green Woodpecker
at RSPB Conwy was the first for a decade.