Thank you for all the C & Cs on my previous picture, appreciated as always. Today i have a Great Spotted Woodpecker, one of my most favorite of birds, i have cropped it in to almost a square to do it more justice
About blackbird-sized and striking black-and-white. It has a very distinctive bouncing flight and spends most of its time clinging to tree trunks and branches, often trying to hide on the side away from the observer. Its presence is often announced by its loud call or by its distinctive spring 'drumming' display. The male has a distinctive red patch on the back of the head and young birds have a red crown.