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.
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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!)
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.