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Great spotted woodpecker

By oldgreyheron      
Late yesterday afternoon I sat at the computer at the study window and suddenly became aware of a nut hatch feeding on the peanut feeder. I grabbed the camera, the nut hatch flew away and for the first time ever this woodpecker arrived. In the relative gloom I banged the ISO up ad snapped very quickly. This is the only presentable image (and this is not a pin sharp as I would like), but I am delighted to have caught this beautiful woodpecker with the camera. I am hoping that it will return as it now knows where to get a good feed!


Tags: Great spotted woodpecker Wildlife and nature

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KBan 11 494 4 England
7 Oct 2012 6:48PM
They love suet that'll bring him back......................Male with the red at the back of neck !

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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
7 Oct 2012 6:48PM
What a great capture, Mike, and all from the comfort of your study Smile Carol
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
7 Oct 2012 8:46PM
Lucky you - I haven't ever seen one of these - let alone get such a great capture! Smile

Fran x
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 8:48PM
Only time I've captured a woodpecker was at Bird Sanctuary.
So this is great having one in you own garden.
A friend built me a wooden structure which I can move around the garden
to get a better perch for bird images.
Hope we'll see more of this fellow.
dathersmith 9 550 12 England
7 Oct 2012 10:03PM
A great capture Mike, hope he returns.

debu 6 India
8 Oct 2012 2:26AM
Excellent capture.

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