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Great Spotted Woodpecker

By Glostopcat  
A great spotted woodpecker I saw from the willow hide on a recent visit to Slimbridge. This was the only shot I grabbed of him as he was on the feeders for the rest of the time he was out in the open.

Tags: Great spotted woodpecker Slimbridge Glos Wildlife and nature Wildlife and Wetlands Trust

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
19 Apr 2013 7:43AM
Beautiful and Nickelodeon Capture,Ed,very well done,

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
19 Apr 2013 8:08AM
Beautiful capture !
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
19 Apr 2013 8:15AM
Great spot and capture, Ed. Carol
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
19 Apr 2013 8:17AM
A very cute pose!

gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
19 Apr 2013 8:35AM
A pity he did not show his face when I was there. - gary
ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
19 Apr 2013 8:47AM
A great capture....
19 Apr 2013 8:55AM
Excellent capture Ed,
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 9:31AM
Excellent image Ed. Unfamiliar perch for this bird. A fresh living branch. paul
Irishkate Plus
7 41 113 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 10:11AM
I love these birds - a little peek is good but next time I want to see more!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
19 Apr 2013 10:30AM
Classic pose for these beautiful birds Ed, not easy to capture as the slightest movement and they are gone, well done.


Herge88 10 40 4 England
19 Apr 2013 11:30AM
Great capture Ed.

Best Matt
19 Apr 2013 11:34AM
A great capture of this sometimes elusive bird, Ed!

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 11:45AM
Excellent capture, Ed.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
19 Apr 2013 1:18PM
Excellent capture of this iconic woodland bird Ed.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.7k 33 Norway
19 Apr 2013 3:55PM
Excellent Ed, with him framed by the verticals.

graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 4:46PM

cracking shot gromit Tongue
8 10 10 England
19 Apr 2013 7:51PM
Showing off his colour beautifully.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 7:59PM
A great shot Ed, wonderfully posed with fine detail in the plumage and glorious colour.

Regards Nathan
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 8:59PM
Lovely shotGrin
19 Apr 2013 9:46PM
Beautiful woodpecker Ed. One of the birds i've never had the pleasure of seeing.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2013 10:08PM
Much better to capture him like this, instead of on the feeders.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Apr 2013 10:11PM
I quite agree Pamela, I always prefer natural shots unless they are humorous wildlife images a la Bunbeam
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Apr 2013 11:09PM
Many thanks for all your comments folks, they are greatly appreciated, Ed
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
20 Apr 2013 12:42AM
That is a fine woodpecker pose! Well composed!
silverfoxey 8 17 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2013 8:41AM
You did well to capture these birds Ed, as they move around pretty quick! See quite a few close to home, but never managed to get a picture. You sure would need a hide and lots of patience. James Wink

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