Green woodpecker in Finsbury Park

My children spotted it first but for the first time ever I’ve seen a green woodpecker in Finsbury Park. It was wondering around on the short grass on the north side of the athletics track.

This picture wasn’t the one we saw! But the red head and size made it unmistakeable!

I can only imagine it got there by flying down the railway lines. My daughter says her friend often sees them in Alexandra Park.

woodpeckerBy Charles J Sharp – Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link