A full-frame,uncropped and composed in camera, capture of the juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), who is a frequent visitor to our garden. The red cap covering the head, common to all GSW juveniles,is beginning to recede. Males retain a red patch at the nape of the neck, whilst females do not. I will have to wait until after the first full moult to see whether this youngster is male or female.
Many thanks for your C&Cs on my Tatty Robin - very much appreciated as always
Great spotted woodpecker
Wildlife and nature
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