It’s that time of year!


It’s the time of year when young birds are taking to the wing – and our photographic ace Gordon Ridgewell is, as ever, on hand to record the unfolding dramas.
I was sitting in my armchair the other evening looking into the garden and suddenly two great spotted woodpeckers landed on the fence. With my camera not far away, I reached out and captured this shot through the double-glazing. It shows an adult bird feeding a young bird.