Friday, 30 April 2010

Gallery: adult female Syrian Woodpecker

Adult female Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus. Photo taken in Bulgaria by Mladen Vasilev.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Gallery: Grey-headed Woodpecker Female

Great shot of a female Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus (aka Grey-faced Woodpecker). Taken by Mladen Vasilev in Bulgaria. Note the lack of red on the fore-crown, which males have.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

New Black Woodpecker Feeding Holes

Newly made holes of Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius. Note that the tree is hollow inside and this is why the bird hacks into it. The bird has not killed this tree as it is already doomed and infested with invertebrates. Photo kindly sent to me by Edward Mayer, taken in a park in Potsdam, Germany.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Holes in Telegraph Pole

Woodpecker holes in a telephone pole. Given the location and size of the holes almost certainly made by Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. Breclav, Czech Republic, April 2010.