A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!
Our target bird on New Year's Day was the Japanese Green Woodpecker (Aogeraアオゲラ) and we were lucky enough to see at least three of them.
This one seemed to be drinking water
This one was chiseling inside the hole. Whether it was for food, for the next breeding season or for a completely different reason, we didn't know.
We didn't stay up for the countdown, just went to bed early and got up early to travel to the western side of Tokyo and it was worth it!!
The Japanese Green Woodpecker, which looks very similar to the European Green Woodpecker, is endemic to Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and small islands) and is quite common in decent sized woodlands.
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