Yesterday I spent the afternoon at the Wildfowl and Wetlands trust centre at Arundel in West Sussex. It was a highly relaxing day, with a lot of action from the hides. Strangely though for a wetland centre the highlight of the day for me was a greater-spotted woodpecker. I see these birds frequently but have seldom managed to get close enough for a photograph.
The wetland centre, however, has a small bird feeding station and whilst I was there watching numerous finches and tits squabbling over the feeders, this greater spotted flew in to see what all the fuss was about. The area was quite dark - but after a while it moved round to the lighter side of the trees and afforded me a few decent shots.