Thursday, 8 April 2010
Ever since I have started photographing birds I have had a secret ambition that only my wife knew about,and this morning that ambition has been realised. It was to find and photograph one of in my opinion the most beautiful and elusive birds in Britain THE GREEN WOODPECKER. So on a lovely sunny Spring morning I took a walk around one of my local patches, you can imagine my pure delight when I saw a distant bird feeding on the ground, on looking through my Binoculars revealed a gorgeous male Green Woodpecker. So slowly edging a bit closer I got as close as possible without revealing myself and spent the next 10 minutes photographing this beauty, my only wish was that I had a 5 or 600mm lens as it was still right on the edge of my focal range and my 1x4 extender was at home.Still I had my time with this bird and for that I am truly delighted, so Shrike and Green Woodpecker both in one week it cannot get much better, or can it? (Bring on the Dodo).