Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus). Female. Hungary, September 2020.


Close-up of a Grey-headed Woodpecker (Picus canus). Female. Hungary, September 2020. Photo: Gerard Gorman.

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Syrian Woodpecker male

A male Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus at his drumming post. Hungary, May 2020. Photo: Gerard Gorman.

Thursday, 7 May 2020

Book: woodpecker artwork

The book WOODPECKERS OF EUROPE (2004) is out-of-print, and hard to find thesedays. Here is a sample, showing the excellent artwork of Szabolcs Kokay. Black Woodpecker on the cover and a plate with Great Spotted Woodpecker. 

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Time for reading?

Most of us have less time outside than usual right now... so maybe do a little reading, a little research? Here is a suggestion :-)


Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Adult male Eurasian Green Woodpecker

Adult male (note the red malar stripe) Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis). This great photo was taken in south-east France, 2020, by J-M Bompar.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on snag

A male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dryobates minor) in a classic pose on a dry snag. SE France, March, 2020. Thanks/Merci to J-M Bompar.

Friday, 24 January 2020

White-backed Woodpecker lilfordi race

An adult male White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos lilfordi. Abruzzo Mts, Italy, January 2020. Gerard Gorman.