Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Foraging holes made by Black Woodpecker

A series of vertical foraging holes made by Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius when searching for beetle larvae. Note the exposed tunnels made by the beetles. Buda Hills, Hungary, November 2010.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Typical feeding stump of White-backed Woodpecker

Tree stump worked upon in typical fashion by White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos. Zemplen Hills, Hungary, 2010.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Northern Flicker in the WP

On the 15th October 2010 Vincent Legrand and David Monticelli found this male Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus at High Fields, Corvo Island, Azores. This is probably the first record of this species for the Western Palearctic. Thank you to Vincent for use of his photo.