Great spotted woodpecker. About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.
happens too often. Most of the time I stay quiet because 1. I'm not admitting that I am quiet, because I'm really not, I just don't know you 2. Some unintelligent thing will come out of my mouth if I open it and 3. What's the point in telling them why I'm quiet when they wouldn't understand or care or stick around long enough anyways