|Siskin sitting on niger seed feeder|
Another colourful bird caught was the Great Spotted Woodpecker, a bird Richard catches good numbers of especially here at the hide where they come to feed on fatballs and peanuts. These birds can be quite feisty and Richard sustained lots of chiselling blows to his hands, from the woodpecker's beak, as I patiently waited till it was sitting still to take a photo.
|Great Spotted Woodpecker|
Another bird occasionally caught is the Sparrowhawk and Richard was fortunate today to catch a male. This is one of my favourite birds and I was delighted to pose for a photo with the bird in my hand.
|Me with male sparrowhawk|
Another view of a magnificent bird with ring on leg