Great Spotted Woodpecker tapping on window pane

At 5.30 am on 10th June 1974 I was wakened by a loud tapping on the bedroom window of my house at Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire. After three or four taps I drew back the curtains and saw a Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major fly off the sill. I can only imagine that it had been pecking at its own reflection in the window. The bird was a male,

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