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Woodpecker hammers home mealtime ritual

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

By ADRIAN JENKINS

Greater Spotted Woodpecker who comes to feed in my garden every day at the same time i.e. 3 pm ! Hope you can publish it. Regards,. .Readers Pics by: John Bunn.33 Rosliston Road South.

Greater Spotted Woodpecker who comes to feed in my garden every day at the same time i.e. 3 pm ! Hope you can publish it. Regards,. .Readers Pics by: John Bunn.33 Rosliston Road South.

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HANGING precariously from a dangling coconut half, this greater spotted woodpecker tucks into a spot of lunch.

The bird dines at 3pm every day in the Rosliston Road South garden of Burton-based Mail reader John Bunn, who photographed his feathered visitor in the act.

Despite the awkwardness of his place setting, the woodpecker appears unruffled, enjoying his meal while keeping a watchful eye for predators.

Readers are invited to send their own pictures for inclusion in the Mail. The photographs should show views shot within the Mail’s circulation area of East Staffordshire, South Derbyshire and North West Leicestershire.

Anyone wishing to have their picture considered for publication in the Mail is asked to email it to photographers@burtonmail.co.uk or post it to Burton Mail readers’ photographs, 65-68 High Street, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1LE.

Emailed images should be in a jpeg format of 200 dpi resolution, with a file size of approximately one megabyte.

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