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Going it Alone

By teocali
Full frame capture of a juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), taken in our garden a couple of evenings ago. Juveniles have a red cap on the front of their heads, which disappears with maturity. Adult males have a red patch at the back of the neck and females do not.

Thank you all for your C&Cs on yewterday's upload and a big THANK YOU to Richard (MossyOak for his UA - really appreciated Smile

Tags: Red Wild Garden Bird Cap Juvenile Wildlife and nature Great spotted wodpecker

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MossyOak Plus
6 22 15 England
6 Jun 2012 8:51AM
You cant mistake a juvenile when you see one, can you with the full red crown and a richer red Wink
Superb side on capture Sylvia showing great detail and neutral bg.

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
6 Jun 2012 8:53AM
A beauty, Sylvia, excellent colour and detail. Carol
6 Jun 2012 9:20AM
Beautiful capture Sylvia. Moira
6 Jun 2012 10:09AM
A charming image.
Jasper87 Plus
7 1.9k 150 England
6 Jun 2012 10:41AM
Sharp against that background, Sylvia.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 10:45AM
Lovely shot.
Another lovely shot of this youngster Sylvia. Smile

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
6 Jun 2012 1:20PM
Lovely detailed shot of this GSW Sylvia.
6 Jun 2012 5:14PM
Beautiful Sylvia, one of the jus of this time of year
6 Jun 2012 5:20PM
Very nicely done.

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 7:28PM
I like your title today Sylvia and the picture is gorgeous- great work
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Jun 2012 8:47PM
A beautiful shot of this juvenile Sylvia - love the red cap - I think it's a shame they loose that.
JuBarney Plus
6 26 3 United Kingdom
6 Jun 2012 8:54PM
Lovely image - even though he is sitting on the job!
7 Jun 2012 11:34AM
A stunning detailed shot love your work Sylvia
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
9 Jun 2012 11:26PM
A real belter Sylvia, the detail and colours in the plumage have been superbly recorded

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