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3 February 2012
Wanstead's iconic birds: No.1 The Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Picked up the call of this little beauty just off the corner of Bluebell Wood, where the path splits in two. One way leads up the side of the golf course to the north, while the other continues alongside Heronry towards "the little tea shop of happiness". Phwoar!
Most obliging of any I've seen, and while running off 100s of images another male called nearby and did a bit of drumming. Get in!
... and here by way of contrast is a goose-stepping Greater Spot for no other reason than it is goose stepping!