Weekly Photo Challenge: Frame

This week’s challenge is to “find an alternative frame to the world around you and share what you see!”

Well-Gordon the Great Spotted Woodpecker decided to try and hide a hazelnut in our tree in the back garden at the weekend. This caused great excitement as we don’t see them that often! Whilst searching for the very best place on the bark, he framed himself very beautifully, with the lime green leaves of our false acacia superbly setting off his wonderful colouring…..take a look!

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And as always, here’s a closer shot…..

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Click on the link above for other ‘Framed’ photos.

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

So Early Bird is this week’s photo challenge. I permitted myself a smile when I thought of my holiday a week ago on a narrowboat. Oh…..the early mornings and oh…the birds! Perfect combination for this challenge…..

So without further blather….

There I was doing a bit of stretching in the early morning when I heard a tapping….and that's when I saw Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker!

There I was doing a bit of stretching in the early morning when I heard a tapping….and that’s when I saw Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker!

"Now," said Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker, "Where was that hole I was working on….?"

“Now,” said Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker, “Where was that hole I was working on….?”

"Was it up a bit higher?" he wondered!

“Was it up a bit higher?” he wondered!

"Or was it another tree completely?" he wondered idly in the early morning light!

“Or was it another tree completely?” he thought idly in the early morning light!

Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker finally found that hole!

Graham the Great Spotted Woodpecker finally found that hole!

And here he is thoroughly checking it out!

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Just to let you know how excited I was to catch this beautiful bird, it’s only the second or third time I have seen one…just so pleased!

Also, on the previous day, this next photo was the best shot I had managed to get of another Great Spotted Woodpecker! Look….

You can just make him out!

You can just make him out!

That’s All!

See Ya xx