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The Wood Pecker and The Ant

By Websjen
hi Every one Thank you for all the votes yesterday and the U.A from Lillian... gratefully received ...I was going to put a different picture from a bird on....but i went to a nature talk at my camera club and he spoke of the wood pecker and his diet being mostly ants... and as i was checking my photos of the wood pecker, which i take regular as i have a family of them here in the garden,,and i saw this one ..and felt i wanted to share..


Tags: Green woodpecker Wildlife and nature

Voters: bobpaige1, DeSilver, Badgerfred and 21 more

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15 Sep 2016 8:12AM
Excellent, great pose and detail,
Fred.
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2016 8:18AM
You are so lucky to have these in your garden. Please feed it lots of ants. A beautiful image.

Phil.
15 Sep 2016 9:03AM
Hi Phil
Thank you I will, I spend a small fortune on all the birds I love having them visit the garden.
All the best
Jenny
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2016 9:32AM
Really Envious Jenny, so far never got a green woodpecker!
let alone one with an ant on its beak" Brilliant shot!
looking forward to Sunday
speak tomorrow evening
drbird 7 1 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2016 10:12AM
Love it...Their favorite food btw are ant puppaes which is also the main source of food for rearing their offspring.

If you know the ant-mounts they frequent you can easy predict when they will come - when the ants bring the puppaes closer to the surface- usually when it starts to get warm.

There are for sure quite a few of my friends who would love to have them in their garden - me included.

Well done

Gerhard
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2016 11:17AM
Good shot, Jenny.
Tony
15 Sep 2016 1:24PM
fantastic pic! with an ant as a bonus
15 Sep 2016 1:57PM
Great capture
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2016 7:18PM
Terrific detailed shot; lucky you!
Ju
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
15 Sep 2016 8:42PM
Waaw !!! This is a brilliant image with some lovely detailsSmile
NettaSmile

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