Went this morning. Beautiful conditions before anticipated inclement weather of next couple of days. Hoping, hoping to record a call. Good chance it would be identifiable with a recording. Unfortunately in 2.5 hours I managed less than a minute of views and no calls.
Plenty of Black caps around, several Bullfinch, singing phylloscs and what sounded like a burst of Wood Warbler- just once.
This Great Spotted Woodpecker entertained. Being a bit paler than some you see, I did wonder about the nominate form ‘Northern Great Spot’, which is a scarce/ rare migrant in Britain. I suppose one could occur returning to Scandinavia in May.
Anyway the bill shape on this one is more British and so too is the tail pattern I think…? There is some difference in the black and white pattern in the wings, but I would need to look that up. Photos of Scandinavian birds to compare would be interesting…