Spotted #midnighthaiku

great spotted woodpecker (female)

Cloaked in mist and gems

Always spotted seldom seen

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great spotted woodpecker (female)

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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26 Responses to Spotted #midnighthaiku

  1. Love this. Very clever ❤

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  2. Looks like a woodpecker to me, related I suspect to our Hairy Woodpecker who he greatly resembles.

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Very nice, Sue! ❤

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  4. Does she not want to be watched?

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  5. Sadje says:

    Aww, a wet meal

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  6. jenanita01 says:

    I always imagined they would be bigger than that, lovely to see!


  7. noelleg44 says:

    I’ve seen two types of woodpecker at our hanging suet, which they decimate. I have never seen A great spotted woodpecker – are they indigenous to Europe?


  8. Jim Borden says:

    Great job capturing this photo!


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