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Monday, 9 July 2012

Woodpecker Holes

This post is just an excuse to get some juvenile Woodpeckers images on here, or maybe its because Larry (......The Birders report) asked for better access to the Green Woodpecker image or maybe its because I am so looking forward to my family Holiday in Turkey where we see the Syrian Woodpeckers in great numbers..... whichever the reason is please enjoy the next few images.

please click on one of the images to reveal all the detail within the pixels

Green Woodpecker

This fella is very close to home and on a very good friends private land.

One of its parents was close by in the same tree and made sure we got no closer. I am not sure if it did but this juvenile looks like its ready to fledge.



Crimson Crested Woodpecker

This bird was around 100yrds from out base at Hato Pinero (NW Venezuela).
Both parents were in the vicinity and the female was actually on the next tree pecking for grubs, again this bird looks fairly close to fledging.


and its mum (holes of a different type.... in keeping with the post title!)


Syrian Woodpecker

These are abundant around our apartment when we visit Turkey each summer.
This chap isnt daft, its trying to get back in...... out of the blistering heat.




26 comments:

Adam Jones said...

I do really like that Green Woody Dave. Very jealous of that one. Normally they're away and laughing at me as they go in to the distance before the camera has even moved.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! love that top one.

heyBJK said...

I've never heard of Green Woodpeckers, but I love the plumage of that juvenile. The Crimson Crested looks a lot like our Pileated Woodpecker.

Andrew said...

Great captures Dave

Frank said...

I always enjoy seeing and hearing the 'Yaffle'.

Phil said...

Me too, love that Green pecker just peeking out. Must get myself to Turkey for those Syrian Woodpeckers.

Rambling Woods said...

So lucky to get to see these woodpeckers..ours are very shy around here..Michelle

Gary said...

Beautiful series Dave. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pat said...

I love woodpeckers and these are great captures of some that are unfamiliar to me!

HansHB said...

Awesome post!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

eileeninmd said...

Love the woodies, great captures.

Carole M. said...

such interesting looking birds; and fabulous photographs!

Irene said...

Great shots ... My favorite is the Green Woodpecker. Around my house only the Great Spotted Woodpecker visit, but he does it every day :)

Irene

mick said...

Great photos and very interesting the variety of holes they use.

Connie Smiley said...

Wow, Dave, those are such great shots! I especially love the two in the nesting cavities.

Larry said...

Super shots of the woodies Dave! Thanks for letting us get a better view of your nestling woodpeckers. I'm a big fan of photos of nestlings "peeking" out their respective nest entrances and these are great!

Anni said...

I like these photos of different woodpeckers. They're so fun to watch, and so colorful are their feather patterns.

Wood Stork

Liz said...

What a great series of Woodpeckers!! I'd love the opportunity to see these in real life!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful photography of great birds. :)

Modesto Viegas said...

Great pictures!

JM said...

Great captures as usual. The top one is brilliant! Also love the new header.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I love the Green Woodpecker image, that is spelndid!!!

Les fous du cap said...

Dave thank you for visiting us on "Les Fous du Cap".
Céline & Philippe

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful shots, You must be a very patient birder to capture these in their holes.

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