On my way through the woods to the cliff where myself and my wife like to jump in, I heard the drumming of a woodpecker from a Scotch pine. Stealing closer to the tree, I noticed that there were two Great Spotted Woodpeckers up there (Dendrocopos major, Sw. större hackspett). They paid no attention to an earthbound creature like me. I embraced the tree and put my ear to the bark, feeling and listening to the haphazard counterpoint of their drumming. First time I've tried that, and I look forward to doing it again!
[More blog entries about birds, Sweden; fåglar.]