Knock Knock! Who’s There?

A strange knocking sound filled the garden. Tap tap tap tap! Tap tap tap tap. I rose to investigate and looking up I wandered slowly seeking out the source until I spied it. A flash of red caught my eye! A woodpecker seeking grubs buried in the branch. The thick foliage made it difficult to get a clear view, and the bird was nervous of being observed. It was a Nubian Woodpecker – given away by it’s lower red  stripe (Malar Stripe) on it’s head.

One response to “Knock Knock! Who’s There?

  1. Great shots! Had me reaching for my copy of “Birds of Africa” to learn more, as this isn’t a species that occurs this far south.

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