Sunday, 29 April 2012

A Really Unique Photo

My friend Thomas Hochebner grabbed this shot of a female White-backed Woodpecker (bottom left) and a female Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker (top) in the same tree, in Austria. Now these two species are arguably Europe's two most difficult woodpeckers to find and observe and finding them together like this is really special. I was able to get sound recordings of both of these birds. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Gallery: Syrian Woodpecker

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopus syriacus. On this shot the bird's sex is unclear as the nape cannot be seen (red in male, black in female). Apaj, Hungary, April 2012, Gerard Gorman.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Gallery: Male Black Woodpecker

Male Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius arriving at the nest-hole. Photo by Yann Cambon taken in the Connezac district, Dordogne, France.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Gallery: Black Woodpecker male

Male Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius at its nesting cavity. Male has all-red crown, female red only on rear-crown. Photo taken in Hungary by Laszlo Becsy.