lördag 10 mars 2018

Three-toed Woodpecker on Björnön

A male Three-toed Woodpecker has been reported infrequently during the winter from the south parts of Björnön (Bear island) nature reserve just outside Västerås. It´s not a regular bird in this (more deciduous) part of the area, but there´s a good infestation of bark beetles here and a good stand of dead or dying spruce trees. Our visitors from Belgium and England got lucky to see it really close feeding low down on trunks. Even I got a few pictures I´m reasonably happy with.