Nuthatches and woodpeckers

An old ash tree probably suffering from ash dieback, has three woodpecker holes in its dying wood. The middle hole is occupied by a pair of great tits that carry in beakfuls of moss. The other two holes are being inspected by a pair of nuthatches but also, from time to time, a pair ofContinue reading “Nuthatches and woodpeckers”

Muddy puddles and red-rumped swallows

The puddles outside Agios Dimitrios are wet mud; perfect for swallows, red-rumped swallows and house martins to gather material for their nests. The energy and tenacity of pairs is relentless; it is a small theatre of iridescent blue until the plump house sparrows come down to drink.