Whos keeping an eye on me....

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocops major:

A few hours at Pikelow farm to try and see some Buzzards failed miserably but I did get to see two or three Great Spotted Woodpecker individuals. Certainly an adult mail and a juvenile male. The light early on wasn't the best although it did improve before I left.

 







12 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

I was going to pick a favourite but really they are all great shots. If I had to, it would be no 3.

Phil Slade said...

You know Dave it is simply ages since I photographed a Great- spotted Woodpecker. They aren't too easy to get unless I put peanuts in the garden and then not guaranteed. Your pictures make me want to try again - very good with great lighting.

TexWisGirl said...

brilliant looking birds! shoot, even the limb it is perched on had to get 'gussied up' a bit with lichen and moss to compete a bit in color!

NatureFootstep said...

always a welcome sight. Very good photos :)

mick said...

Such beautiful bright colors and lovely patterns in those birds. Great photos.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of the beautiful woodpeckers! I always enjoy seeing them.

Chris Rohrer said...

Wow!!! This is a very cool sighting. I hope to spot one of these beauties one day. Gorgeous!

Marilyn Kircus said...

Fabulous pictures. I'm from the US and not familiar with this bird. Do you have any idea of how it might be related to our red-bellied, golden fronted, downy or hairy woodpeckers?

Stewart M said...

Great shots - I was glad to catch up with couple of these when I was back in the Uk, but no pictures unfortunately.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jen said...

I love woodpeckers! Yours are beautiful. I have never seen this one in person, so thanks for posting.

BumbleVee said...

They are great...and, the branches they are on ...wonderful.....

Hannah said...

I enjoyed the beautiful shots of the woodpecker, the reds are so vivid, and the patterning really looks painted on.