Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Green Woodpecker

Walking along the southern edge of the Mynydd Bach forest at about 300m ASL north of Ystrad Meurig a Green Woodpecker flew up from a field to a mature Ash in a gulley.
The field on a steep bank was being heavily grazed by Herefords, looked ‘unimproved' and seemed to have some anthills, hence the woodpecker?
Never seen one here before in 25 years. Also a Brambling in my garden.

Philip Ellis