Saturday, 9 June 2018

Odd bird at Cosmeston

Yesterday at Cosmeston this got my pulse racing for a short while until I got my binos on to it. It's a melansitic Green Woodpecker and was calling in the 'snipe paddock' for a while. I managed to grab a photo whilst it was perched in view - it's a big crop for the original but you can see what it is. I posted it on Twitter and it generated quite a lot of interest and 'likes' [132!], and 24 re-tweets. Had another look for it today but no luck although I did hear a Green 'Pecker call briefly in the same area. You can just make out the black moustache but as you can see all the upper parts are dark brownish black.

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