Not so much joy as a near heart-attack was my lot this morning, when two magpies flew into my kitchen window! They were chasing each other around the garden, and obviously thought they could fly straight through the glass! I was finishing a hat, sitting at the kitchen table and the crash frightened me half to death! It was a good job I could see them though, as otherwise it would have just been another of those unexplained noises that I get a lot of out here.
Another visitor this morning, with a plaintive cry, was this bird...
...I'm pretty sure it's a green woodpecker. Although he looks as if he was pecking at the post, he actually wasn't, but spent most of the time on the ground, pecking at something there, and also sat on the fence post, fluffing up his feathers a lot.
He looks like a little green hen, sitting on a nest!