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Wannabe a Bittern !

By teocali
A full frame capture of a Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) making a very good job of emulating a Bittern with that head carriage - all that is missing is a reed bed background! Taken in the garden a couple of days ago.These youngsters are amazing to watch, as they spend relatively long periods immobile, as they scan their surroundings.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload - very much appreciated as always Smile

Tags: Wild Garden Pose Bittern Great spotted woodpecker Wannabe Wildlife and nature Dendrocopos major bird

Voters: M_squared, KBan, NaturesHaven and 35 more

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Superb image. So you're going to grow some reeds, eh? SmileSmile

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teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
2 Sep 2012 2:11PM

Quote:Superb image. So you're going to grow some reeds, eh? SmileSmile

Flooding the garden as we speak - LOL Wink
KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 2:17PM
Different pose here !!!
A cracking image Sylvia, Very nice indeed.
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
2 Sep 2012 2:37PM
Great title, Sylvia, for this great capture Smile Carol
Greyheron Plus
15 282 7 England
2 Sep 2012 2:59PM
Ho Ho ho... Grin Big smile on my face for this - nicely done Wink

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Sep 2012 4:36PM
Great that you have managed a totally different 'pose'......well, the bird has anywayWink
Excellent shot, Sylvia.
pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 4:48PM
Different pose and a good one Sylvia
How wonderful to have these in the garden. I really like the neck stretched pose, with it looking like its spotted something interesting.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
2 Sep 2012 6:05PM
I wonder what a Bittern looks like trying to mimic a Woody Tongue

Good capture Sylvia.....

Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
2 Sep 2012 6:26PM
What a wonderful pose Sylvia, this one made me smile
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
2 Sep 2012 10:52PM
A lovely original capture Sylvia.
2 Sep 2012 11:09PM
Very interesting pose Sylvia, thanks for posting it not everyone would have
MossyOak Plus
6 22 15 England
3 Sep 2012 4:57PM
An absolute belter, seen worse than this get awards

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