Today was independence day for this greater spotted woodpecker. For the last couple of weeks the garden has been visited by the adults, checking out the area for easy food sources. This morning an adult and juvenile were repeatedly visiting the peanut feeder, then in the afternoon the youngster returned on its own, and settled down first at the feeder and then in the lilac tree for a preen and snooze. This post is more pictures than words. Click on an image to view large.
Attacking the peanuts:
Snoozing and preening:
And of course, I can’t neglect the tree sparrows…