Friday, 25 February 2011

Gallery: Great Spotted Woodpecker male

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major. A male, note the red nape patch. Taken by Thomas Hochebner in Austria.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Black Woodpecker note in British Birds

My note on marks in the eyes of Black Woodpeckers Dryocopos martius (as mentioned in an earlier post) is published in this month's British Birds (February 2011 - Vol. 104).

Monday, 7 February 2011

Gallery: Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nutcracker

Here is a great shot of a female Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major in confrontation with a Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes. Taken by Thomas Hochebner in Austria. 

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Request for photos for a new book

I am working on a new book, provisionally entitled Woodpeckers of the World: a photographic guide. This is for the esteemed publisher Christopher Helm/Poyser/A&C Black. The project editor is Jim Martin and he is looking forward to submissions of top-class photos of woodpeckers from anyone who would like to be involved. So, if you have photos of woodpeckers from anywhere in the world then contact Jim and he'll tell you what is needed. Good luck! His address: