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Great Spotted Woodpecker

By Mike_Smith
Thanks for all the C & C's on my previous picture. Today i have a Great Spotted Woodpecker

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.

Tags: Canon Birds General Bird Woodpeckers Woodlands Great spotted woodpecker Dendrocopos major Wildlife and nature

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22 Jan 2014 5:01PM
Fine capture Mike, nice detail,

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Jan 2014 5:03PM
A wonderful image, Mike. Carol
22 Jan 2014 5:06PM
Excellent capture and presentation, Mike!
senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
22 Jan 2014 5:07PM
you've caught this very shy bird in its very emblematic position Mike, .. clarity, colour palette and detail are great
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 5:21PM
A beauty here Mike - lovely colours and amazing detail. Smile

ColleenA Plus
5 354 5 Australia
22 Jan 2014 5:29PM
Beautiful image well captured
Outstanding image, Mike. Superb comp and detail.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 5:34PM
Like this very much Mike. Lovely capture. Peter.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 6:01PM
A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured image capturing this beautiful GSW at his very best. Great colour, superb detail and a great pose.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Ayoob 6 Australia
22 Jan 2014 6:06PM
An excellent capture , Mike......GrinGrinGrin
22 Jan 2014 6:10PM
A lovely shot Mike. Cathy
lovely shot good detail. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 6:25PM
Top drawer woody pic! They don't come much better than this oneWinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 6:46PM
A beautiful capture
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
22 Jan 2014 7:03PM
As good as I have seen.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 7:40PM
..with one eye on you, by the looks of himSmile

22 Jan 2014 9:02PM
What a beauty. Well captured.
capto Plus
5 5.0k 8 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 9:07PM
A beautifully detailed image.Smile

dave1967 6 4 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2014 9:57PM
Cracking shot
jdinne 14 16 England
23 Jan 2014 9:42AM
Excellent Mike

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
23 Jan 2014 2:51PM
Never get tired of seeing these wonderful birds Mike. A cracker.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014 5:14PM
What a great shot Mike
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Jan 2014 7:19PM
A fine shot of this handsome bird
23 Jan 2014 7:43PM
A fabulous capture.

Jenny Smile
23 Jan 2014 8:05PM
What a beauty mike well captured

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