Counting on … day 210 

11th June 2022

This morning to my great delight we were visited by a family of greater spotted woodpeckers – mum, dad and junior. Junior has a red patch on the top of his head, dad has the same patch but at the back of his head and mum has a plain head. They settled on the palm tree from where the two adults flew back and forth to the feeder bringing their offspring a succession of tasty snacks. 

The day before I had spotted a newt in the pond, a resident I had not seen for the last few years.

Both filled me with joy and I realise how much  I count on these moments of encouragement.