I’d actually got another post planned when I noticed one of our Great Spotted Woodpeckers acting very erratically, very hyperactive, very vocal.
It became clear why when a second woodpecker burst into the garden. But this one hadn’t really mastered the basics of anything ‘woodpeckery’, and simply flew around the garden trying to land on and hammer anything it could, including a length of cane and a metal pole!
Mum was with it, but so wild was junior that she seemed at times to lose track of him.
She was collecting food from the fat cake to feed her youngster up, but he was too busy wandering.
But eventually she found him.