Spent the day on the Isthmus over at Keswick with Les, a good variety of birds about today including this woodpecker. Quite a few Nuthatches about and Treecreepers, then the more common such as Blue tit, Great tit, Coal tit, Crows. and on the water Greylags Goosanders, lots of Mallard and Black-headed Gulls. The weather was pretty grim very low cloud covering the fells down to about 500ft.
Haven't been on the local patch for a while , but a text from Roy yesterday said the male Mandarin is back on Thacka pond.