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Great Spotted Woodpecker + Blue Tit
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Great Spotted Woodpecker + Blue Tit (Dendrocopos Major, Cyanistes Caeruleus)

Great spotted woodpecker and blue tit together on coconut filled with bird seed in our front yard
Habitat
The great spotted woodpecker lives in deciduous and mixed forests, but also parks and gardens, blue tits are found around the house and garden and in parks
Location
around house and garden
Date taken
February 2. 2021
Scientific name
Dendrocopos Major, Cyanistes Caeruleus,
Equipment used
Nikon D 800 + AF-S Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Shutter speed, aperture & ISO
1/100sec - ƒ/5.6 - 400 mm - ISO 450
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Fabulous picture of these two beauties. Great focus, dof, colors, lighting, and setting. Great size comparison between these two. First-class Hardy!
 
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LOL that's a great picture you've got there of these two hungry guys Hardy.

The tit is a Great Tit - Parus major; (Blue Tit has a blue head and no white patch on the nape).

Many thanks for showing them to us lad.
 
@ delia todd:
Thanks for the correct name for this tit! There are many of that species here in the garden and also many finches ;-)
What I pity is the lack of sparrows. I saw a lot of them in Andalusia and several decades ago when I was young, but not now anymore.
 
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@ delia todd:
Thanks for the correct name for this tit! There are many of that species here in the garden and also many finches ;-)
What I pity is the lack of sparrows. I saw a lot of them in Andalusia and several decades ago when I was young, but not now anymore.
I'm lucky to have quite a healthy population of House Sparrows here. What I lack are finches (apart from Chaffinch). Only very, very occasionally do I see Siskin, Goldfinch and Greenfinch. This month I had my first (in 25 years) Yellowhammer.

Would you like me to correct the details for your image, or do you want to do it yourself?
 

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Category
Britain & Europe
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hardy
Date added
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115
Comment count
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Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
400.0 mm
Exposure time
1/100
ISO
450
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
DM3_7425.JPG
File size
3.3 MB
Date taken
Thu, 04 February 2021 3:16 PM
Dimensions
4800px x 3200px

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