Whos keeping an eye on me....

Monday, 27 January 2014

Green Woodpecker

After bagging the American Buff Bellied Pipit a few weeks ago, a quick stop at Burton Mere Wetlands to try for the usually reliable Green Woodpeckers. I have often seen a pair foraging for ants on the approach fields and sure enough one of the pair was were I would expect to see it.

These images were taken from the car .


 
 




 
 

 

24 comments:

Arija said...

Thank you Dave, it may be a bird YOU can usually see but I have not ever even seen a picture of a green woodpecker before, so thank you again.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Pretty bird. We don't see green woodpeckers here.

Rajesh said...

Great looking woodpecker.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Golly....these are certainly most beautiful in markings. And you took these photos from the car?!! Superior.

TexWisGirl said...

just an incredibly beautiful bird!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

An unusual woodpecker ...exotic even ..to me! Love that eye! And beautiful color.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

Good shots.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shots of this very beautiful woodpecker.

Anni said...

I'm back from my bird photo blog admin and want to say again, these are incredible. Those eyes are mesmerizing.

Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful bird, one of the few species with an increasing number in my area.

Pat said...

What a beauty! Love the coloring.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Oh no I have never seen this kind of woodpecker..what great colors. How wonderful that you get to see this bird.

Karen said...

A green woodpecker! How cool, I didn't know they existed. An extremely good looking woody!
Terrific captures!

Gail Dixon said...

Super images! A very colorful and striking bird.

Janice Adcock said...

Great shots!

Rebecca said...

Very unusual woodpecker compared to the ones around my property... Love its markings and color.

Ercotravels said...

Nice photos, Dave!!

Swati Singh said...

Beautiful bird!! well capture..

Gordon said...

Cracking shots Dave, just a we bit jelous. ;-)
All the best Gordon

Adam Jones said...

Really nice Dave. It's one bird that I have struggled to get a decent picture of. Must try harder.

pattisjarrett said...

Nice! We don't have Green Woodpeckers on this side of the "pond." Not that I know of, anyway.

EG CameraGirl said...

Such a handsome bird! Wonderful shots!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Beautiful and unusual (for me) birds! Nice series of images.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have only seen this guy on blogs, but he is so unusual I'd recognize him if I ever saw it in real...the eye is really something. Besides the wonderful coloring.