Great spotted woodpecker (flaggspett) playing a little drum solo in the garden this morning!
The first day of spring, snow showers and, right on the dot, I heard my first yellowhammer singing this morning whilst I was in the outhouse….managed to capture one short “Little bit of bread” phrase.
“1896, Edward Marston, By meadow and stream: pleasant memories of pleasant places
It is delightful to hear the yellowhammer’s song — his only song : “A little bit of bread and no cheese.”
1937, Lovely places I remember (in The Rotarian, volume 50, number 2, February 1937)
“A little bit of bread and no cheese!” cry the yellowhammers petulantly. But no one takes any notice of them.”
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A bit milder today and a drumming great spotted woodpecker (flaggspett) was heard again in the garden this morning!
Drumming great spotted woodpecker (flaggspett), using the bird feeder today!
This morning it was -10C, but that didn’t stop this great spotted woodpecker from thinking of spring, drumming from this pine tree in the neighbour’s garden!
Perennial vegetables, Edimentals (plants that are edible and ornamental) and other goings on in The Edible Garden