Tuesday, 11 September 2007

A note on personal observations

I have watched woodpeckers in most European countries, however most of my woodpecker studies have been in Hungary, a country where nine (9) species of woodpecker can be seen. Grey-headed, Green, Black, Great Spotted, Syrian, Middle Spotted, White-backed Woodpecker and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers are resident and Wryneck occurs from April to August. Three-toed Woodpecker does not occur in Hungary but is resident in all of the neighbouring countries. I regularly observe seven (7) species near my home in Budapest. If I am at home I can observe Syrian and Great Spotted Woodpeckers on an almost daily basis as both frequent our garden!

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