My visit had a special goal: finding Middle-spotted Woodpeckers. It only took me about half an hour before I found them! I was walking along a lane with old oaks and suddenly I heard and saw two woodpeckers chasing each other. They turned out to be Middle-spotted!
The male showed well for a while, foraging in a oak at close distance. I lost the other bird as soon as I focused on the male, I presume it was a female because it was not really vocal, but I'm not sure. A bit later the male took off and started singing in a patch of oak trees a few 100m away from me. I enjoy the Jay-song of the woodpeckers, very distinctive.
Anyway, I got a couple of decent shots from the bird, if I would have my phone with me a good sound recording would have been collected as well,
Middle-spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius), male
Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla), male adult winter