03 June 2014

Great spotted woodpecker



Great spotted woodpecker 18.5.2014.
This is the female.

Females have black caps and napes,
males have red patches on their napes 
and immature birds have red caps.

I'm linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.



62 comments:

  1. These are really two beautiful pictures of the woodpecker.
    very nicely decorated with the blurring in the corners.

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    1. Thank you Helma! The blurring is from the bushes I was standing behind. :)

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    2. Sie haben sehr gut getan, weil ja dann das Foto sieht gut aus auf dem Weg

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  2. En vacker fågel men en som förstör både andra fåglar och träd ,kram Nette

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    1. Tack Nette! Ingen är väl perfekt. *Ü*

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  3. Nice pictures , I love the beautiful details in these magnificent birds !

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  4. A wonderful bird, I like the woodpeckers, they are colored spots in the forest.

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    1. Thank you Christian! I'm also quite fond of the woodpeckers.

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  5. Lovely images Gunilla, especially the first one.

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  6. Great photos of the woodpecker - it has a very striking plumage pattern.

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    1. Thank you Mick! I always enjoy seeing the woodies.

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  7. I love woodpeckers so very much! Amazing shot! Just beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Jennay! I love them too.

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  8. Dos buenas tomas del pájaro carpintero. Un saludo,

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  9. It is a pretty woodpecker. Great shots!

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    1. Thank you Eileen! Have a happy day.

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  10. Oh My; she IS a beauty♡♡♡ And looking at you wondering with camera, maybe p;)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Thank you Miyako! She flew off when she saw me.

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  11. What a gorgeous woodpecker! Beautiful photos!

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  12. Terrific looking bird, beautifully photographed

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  13. A fabulous woodpecker! Such nice photos!

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  14. Gorgeous bird and a great capture

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  15. What a beautiful pictures of the woodpecker, Gunilla.
    Greetings Irma

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  16. I saw a green one the other day, not seen the black on for a while

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    1. Thank you Bill! I've never seen a green one.

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  17. Hello Gunilla,
    These are wonderful pictures of the woodpecker!
    It is great to see this female in her environment!
    Well done!

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    1. Thank you very much, Noushka! She flew off after a few photos.

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  18. Wow such a great looking bird and wonderful shots.

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  19. That's a beautiful bird. I've always loved woodpeckers, probably from watching too many cartoons as a child.

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    1. Thank you Cosette! I loved the cartoons as a child as well.

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  20. such a wonderfully handsome bird to see Gunilla

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  21. Handsome fellow!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

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  22. Your woodpecker photos are wonderful, I love woodpeckers but rarely get to see them up close, though a little one is visiting our suet feeder now. The markings on your bird are so different from American woodpeckers, I've never seen one with red on the underside, almost like she is wearing red pants and a tuxedo. Adorable!

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  23. Fina bilder på den fina hackspetten,
    som jag ser alltför sällan! :)
    Kram Pia

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    1. Tack Pia! Jag ser dem ganska ofta, men det är ju inte alltid de poserar så här fint ens en liten stund.

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  24. What a beautiful woodpecker she is!

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  25. I'm not sure why, but I've always been fascinated by woodpeckers. Your photos are just lovely.

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    1. Thank you Bettyl! I really like them too.

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  26. What a beautiful bird! I remember hearing their drumming as I walked through the woods in England - I miss that sound!

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    1. Thank you Christian! I hear them more often than I see them.

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  27. A striking looking bird and photographed beautifully in a natural setting.
    Lovely work Gunilla!

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