Sunday, 26 July 2009

Video Clip: Black Woodpecker Female Foraging

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

Black Woodpecker Feeding Site on Dead Birch Tree

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.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Gallery: Male Black Woodpecker

Male Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius. Photo by Alexandros Gassios, taken in Greece.