European Green Woodpecker, one of four subspecies, occurs in most parts of Europe & western Asia. Spends much more time feeding on ants & does not often 'drum' on trees. File:RO B Carol Park green woodpecker crop.
Two European Goldfinches (males) have a mid-air fight after struggling to get enough space on a bird feeder in a British back garden. Photographer Laurie Campbell snapped away from a hide in his garden for 30 hours to get a picture he was happy with.
This goldfinch must be from another country. NoDak only has the yellow goldfinch which people call a canary -drives me nuts when they do that. These goldfinches are regular winter visitors in my south east england garden. Some of the prettier guests