Video clip of a female Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius hacking into a log in search of invertebrate prey. The solid downward hits with the bill and then sideways flicks to remove debris, are typical. Shot by Dan Bastaja at Naplas-to, Budapest, Hungary in December 2007.
Tuesday, 21 July 2009
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
Fresh feeding site of Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius on a rotten birch tree. Note the large patch of bark peeled away and large wood chips on the ground beneath. Photo taken in the Patvinsuo National Park, Karelia, Finland, July 2009.