Friday, November 02, 2007

it all comes flooding back

Em saw a 'strange bird' out the back the other day. After some discussion, we think it was probably a green woodpecker.

3 comments:

James Womack said...

Or, as we know it here in East Anglia, a yaffle.

Trevor and Amy said...

Really? is that why 'The carved wooden bookend in the shape of a Woodpecker' in Bagpuss - was called Professor Yaffle? How interesting!

George said...

And "yaffle" is supposed to derive from this woodpecker's laugh-like call, which is very distinctive.