Sunday, 31 May 2009

Anvil - Great Spotted Woodpecker

Close-up of an "anvil" (aka "smithy" or "workshop") of a Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. Two cones wedged into a broken tree stump. Near Tartu, Estonia, May 2009.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Great Spotted Woodpecker Anvil or Smithy

Cone wedged in the "anvil" or "smithy" of a Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. Jasov, Slovakia, March 2009.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

White-backed Woodpecker Feeding Site

Very recent feeding site of White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos. Such fine, shallow shaving on dead trees or stumps is typically done by this species in winter. Near Jasov, Slovakia, March 2009.

Friday, 1 May 2009

White-backed Woodpecker feathers

White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos wing feathers. Note: these feathers were taken from a bird that was found dead in the Zemplen Hills, Hungary. The bird had presumably been killed by a predator.