Since then, as we have heard in the winter forest drums, woodpeckers continue to crush all forest park areas of our region, and we live in the west of Moscow. Woodpeckers crushed on the banks of the Moscow River, where they did not interfere with people with bicycles, wheelchairs, dogs. Woodpeckers crushed in small groves dedicated surrounded velodorogoy since the time of the Moscow Olympics-80, and at the Olympic velodoroge all the same people, strollers, kids, bikes, dogs ... And yet birds in this grove lot.
The hero of our story great spotted woodpecker that came and sat on the tree directly above us, and while we listened to a fraction of a woodpecker somewhere in the side, deep groves, this sitting over us, long and boring plaintively shouting their "Ki! Ki! Ki!" This ki-ki-ki us throughout the grove seen off.
Spring this year too early for my taste. On average, in Moscow alder put blooming from April 16, and this year has already started dusting March 14. On the high banks of the Moscow River dusty alder tree preparing to start dusting hazel among birches with noticeably discolored earrings among thickets of cherry, which is already bursting buds, cheerful shot heard great spotted woodpecker. The first time we heard a woodpecker more February 15, so that crushes our acquaintance for a month. Given that we arrive at almost the same place, because it is important to observe the phenology of the same objects in the same place year after year, most likely it is the same bird, staked his future nesting territory. Also write that woodpeckers have formed a couple stop drumming, and females rarely bang and quieter males, then we are dealing with a woodpecker, a bachelor.
Here is a place we Dyatlova blooming alder on the banks of the Moscow River in the west of Moscow.