Under Threat

May 24, 2020 at 10:16 am

For no obvious reason the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Willow Tit are the two most threatened woodland bird species in Britain. In the last fifty years I have only photographed breeding Willow Tits once – 20 years ago! It was a delight therefore, last weekend, to return to within a couple of hundred yards of that first nest and obtain my first still photos of what has always been a very illusive species. Both birds were very tame and as an extra bonus a male from a second nest appeared and enabled some extra photos to be taken. See Gallery of both males and nest-site. Click here