Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Green Woodpecker foraging on thatched roof

I received this note and photo from David Hosking in the UK: This male Green Woodpecker is one of a pair that has regularly visiting the thatched roof of a house in England during the autumn and winter months. They have done this since this roof was re-thatched 5 years ago and seem to probe through the wire netting for insects. 

1 comment:

Irwin Floto said...

They might build their nest there soon since they seem to be pretty interested with that thatched roof. That can become a problem since woodpeckers are known for jabbing at wood with their beaks to make holes. That can damage the structure of the roof over time.