The winter season is very much upon us with colder mornings and evenings; have you noticed a change in your local wildlife?
The birds outside The Journal office are seemingly very active at the moment, readying themselves for the colder months. We took the above video on Wednesday, but can you identify the bird?
The Great Spotted Woodpecker (22cm) is black and white, with white shoulder patches and red underneath their tail. Males have a red patch on the back of their heads, only to be confused with the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker which is must smaller at 15cm. Great Spots are our most common woodpeckers and the best drummers by a long way. They beat their beaks against hollow branches or tree trunks at a stunning 40 hits per second.