Flash of flight
Woodpeckers have returned
I have seen them!
Last year a garden was favoured
Pecking nuts from a bird feeder
Fixed to bark
Enticing with home made fat packs
Suspended from strategic sites
Eventually they came to our land
Winging over lawn.
Perched on a fledgling apple tree
Nibbling at the bounty
A glimpse of identity
Red, black, white wing
They are back
Preferring wind blown sycamores
Bare neglected trees by winter river
Shy, independent, accepting remoteness
No human contact or reliance
The independent woodpeckers.