Friday, 26 February 2010
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Monday, 15 February 2010
Peter Csonka, from Hungary, is another photographer whose work includes some great shots of European woodpeckers. This fine photo of a male Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius was taken near Tata, Hungary. Take a look at more of his work: Peter Csonka
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
This adult female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor was caught at Beale Park, near Reading, Berkshire, UK by the River Thames on the 6th February 2010 during a ringing session. The bird was found to already have a ring and when checked it was discovered to have been ringed at the same site in September 2003. For a small bird this seemed to be a very good age and it was later confirmed that this was the oldest know Lesser Spotted Woodpecker for the UK, at 6 years 4 months and 8 days. Thanks to Danny Alder for this snippet and to David Baker for the photograph.