This Female Green Woodpecker is often seen at Uphill Somerset. She is very noisy and a pleasure to watch fly around. I often see her on posts around the nature reserve there.
In reply to Paul Cousins:
This is the Female's Mate. Again seen at Uphill but much shyer. I spent 3 long afternoons looking and waiting for this bird. It was well worth it.
Males have a black 'moustache' which has a red centre.
wonderful series of photos Paul C. I have one to add from Australia by my brother; not sure what type of lizard it is or whether you would class this as a fence post due to it being metal !
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Lots of Yellow Wagtails around in September,.....Some sitting on posts
While travelling to and from work, I’ve noticed that a lot of birds seem to be posting themselves on lampposts, probably as a result of the increased HS2 desecration of woodlands around the area moving birds from their old feeding grounds in to the urban environment.
I digress, here is a pic I managed to get of a magpie and wood pigeon perched on one of many lampposts on my drive in to work this week.
Every lamppost seems to have a couple of birds perched atop, something I've not seen before, and I've been using this route for almost 21 years....
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I saw a pretty yellow wagtail having a bath in Abberton Reservoir, then perching on a fence to dry off. I like the orange lichen colours against the bright yellow. I was with a Bird Guide who told me what it was, but that was confusing since the last yellow wagtail I saw was much less bright, and had more grey on it!
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