Sunday, 24 July 2011

Syrian Woodpecker - an urban picid

Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus. This species is one of Europe's most urban picids and this pose, atop a utility-pole, is typical. Photo taken near Abaujker, Hungary by Gerard Gorman.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Black Woodpecker Book Cover

NEWS ! Here is the cover of 'The Black Woodpecker - a monograph on Dryocopus martius'. The book is due out any day now. Check out the 'LOOK INSIDE' feature on the publisher's (Lynx Edicions) website for a preview: 
Black Woodpecker monograph.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Foraging hole of Black Woodpecker

A typical, fresh, large oval hole made by a Black Woodpecker Dryocopos martius when searching for prey. The smaller holes that can be seen inside are not made by the woodpecker, those are the burrows of the insects that were sought. Estonia, May 2011.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Tuesday, 5 July 2011