I have long had a feeding station in my garden and every year I change the layout of the perches and feeders. This time I decided to put the main perch nearer to my hide and as a result get the birds a lot closer to my camera. I have admired the local great spotted woodpeckers, there are two families in the area and they visit on a regular basis and I have every now and again a session photographing them. So with the re-organization of my bird feeding area, I decided today was the day to photograph these beautiful woodpeckers. The birds seem nervous about the change and it took quite a while before they decided to come in to feed and even then it was the male who came and not the female. I am sure she will visit again very soon.
Here are a few images of the male great spotted woodpecker