I want to share this bit of natures joy
EveryLeafSpeaksBlissToMe · 23/09/2022 13:10
About a year ago, we saw a woodpecker in our garden. It gave us a lot of pleasure seeing him, or her and called it Woody. Earlier this year we saw another join them, slightly smaller. I don't know what makes them male or female. We assume it is their love.
Anyway, this morning, I looked out into my garden and there is the big one, the slightly smaller one and two smaller ones. We are assuming they are a lovely family, like the 4 in my house.
Help me name them. We just have Woody so far.
EveryLeafSpeaksBlissToMe · 23/09/2022 13:12
Forgot to mention they fly down onto the grass and pick at whatever is going on there.
Is there anything I can put out to help them along in the winter months?
They are so cute.
pinkyredrose · 23/09/2022 13:15
That's so lovely! Have you got any pics?
I'm crap at thinking of names so my contribution would be Rod, Jane and Freddy.
EveryLeafSpeaksBlissToMe · 23/09/2022 14:08
I will try and take some when they come back.
GuyMontag · 23/09/2022 14:11
How about: Woody, Woodelma, Woodwin and, erm ... Woodwina?
Lovely wee anecdote OP.
wherearebeefandonioncrisps · 23/09/2022 16:03
How lovely! So lucky to have them in your garden.
I would imagine those suet/mealworm sprinkles which most supermarkets sell would be great for them, particularly at this time of year.
UtterlyUnimaginativeUsername · 23/09/2022 16:04
Aw, lucky you! That's gorgeous.
KnickerlessParsons · 23/09/2022 16:06
Willbe2under2 · 23/09/2022 16:07
Oh that's lovely OP.
Little Bo Peep
Ffsjustltb · 23/09/2022 16:08
Yabu. For not providing photos. 😃
FinanceLPlates · 23/09/2022 16:11
One of them could be Gregory (Peck)
AmethystMoonShine · 23/09/2022 16:12
Are they great spotted or green woodpeckers? Assume green if feeding from the ground? They like ants!
lannistunut · 23/09/2022 16:17
That is such a gorgeous story, thanks for sharing!
VenusClapTrap · 23/09/2022 17:22
Wonderful. I love woodpeckers.
EveryLeafSpeaksBlissToMe · 23/09/2022 17:51
I think they are green. They have a red strip on their heads. I will try and get a picture when they next come.
They are so sweet.
ExhaustedChameleon · 23/09/2022 17:57
Get your binoculars out to spot the difference between male & female Op 🤓
Many congratulations! We've had a family of Greater Spotted Woodpeckers, but not a Green one.
YogaLite · 23/09/2022 18:49
That's absolutely lovely! I see (and hear on occasions) woodpeckers in one of the wooded parks.
My friend hangs fat balls in their garden and that attracts them.
NooNakedJacuzziness · 23/09/2022 18:51
ChannelIsland · 23/09/2022 20:04
If you have a Woody already I would go with a Toy Story theme.
OrangePumpkinLobelia · 23/09/2022 20:25
We have a seagull family who we have become very close to.
We call them;
The Other Baby Harry
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