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  1. Downy Woodpecker

    Downy Woodpecker

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    greater spotted woodpecker-3422.jpg

    Taken through double glazing by feeder
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    greater spotted woodpecker-3419.jpg

    Taken through double glazing, viewing the feeder.
  4. Acorn woodpecker on a tree Snag

    Acorn woodpecker on a tree Snag

    Took a few pictures of this acorn woodpecker on a dead tree snag--and in this photo, if you look closely, you will see the woodpecker has a tasty morsel in its beak. Also, what's cool is, you can observe the classic woodpecker balancing act - the feet are up high, nearly level with the beak -...
  5. Red-bellied woodpecker

    Red-bellied woodpecker

    Showing how it uses that long, barbed tongue to probe holes in the bark to pull out bugs and larvae
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    Red-bellied woodpecker and house sparrow
  7. Cuban green woodpecker

    Cuban green woodpecker

    nothing is wasted in nature. A crab squeezed into a mangrove is taken advantage of by this endemic woodpecker
  8. Golden-cheeked Woodpecker

    Golden-cheeked Woodpecker

    Golden Cheeked Woodpecker
  9. Male Red-bellied Woodpecker..jpg

    Male Red-bellied Woodpecker..jpg

  10. Downy Woodpecker

    Downy Woodpecker

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    Lesser spotted woodpecker, building a new home
  12. Pileated woodpecker

    Pileated woodpecker

    Our largest woodpecker - impressively large bird and very striking in color. And loud in a few ways - one is the laughing cackle of a call, and the other is the hammering sound on various hardwoods and telephone poles that can be heard for hundreds of yards.
  13. Downy woodpecker

    Downy woodpecker

    A smaller and fairly widespread woodpecker, showing how to drill a small hole and use that long tongue to chase down insects and larvae
  14. Red-bellied woodpecker

    Red-bellied woodpecker

    Our most common woodpecker, though probably one of the most misidentified - the red on the back of the head is usually the identifying mark people see, and they are often called red-headed woodpecker - a more rare species in our area. You can't often see the red belly that gives this species...
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    greater spotted woodpecker-6298.jpg

    Taken through double glazing.
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    greater spotted woodpecker-6297.jpg

    This was taken through double glazing from my shed near a feeder.
  17. Pileated Woodpecker

    Pileated Woodpecker

    Pileated Woodpecker
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    Great Spotted Woodpecker - this was taken in one of my favourite bits of woodland which, although not entirely natural, feels to me to be as much like the wildwood would once have been as far as England is concerned. I like to just sit with my back against a nice comfortable tree and see what...
  19. Acorn Woodpecker 2435.jpg

    Acorn Woodpecker 2435.jpg

    Acorn Woodpecker cacheing acorns
  20. Downy Woodpecker (male)

    Downy Woodpecker (male)

    Down Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens pubescens) Male.
  21. Himalayas - 534

    Himalayas - 534

    Himalayas - 534 The show stopper of this mini Woodpecker show is going to be this amazingly gifted ... tiniest of Woodpeckers ... At 10 cm in size ... they are truly miniaturized drills ... and awesome drummers ... fast and furious Fantastic decibels they produce while doing so ...
  22. Himalayas - 533

    Himalayas - 533

    Himalayas - 533 Just when ... Sun was about to dip behind the yonder hill ... and plunge the valley into twilight ... He appeared ... This male had missed out on ... being a part of this mini-series on Woodies ... ... captured in Himalayas ... Female though ... had appeared ...
  23. Himalayas - 532

    Himalayas - 532

    Himalayas - 532 Here's another Woody captured in Himalayan Terai forest ... Three subspecies are foound in India ... Himalayan Foothills ... Terai and Forested hills and forests of Peninsular India ... ... but reporting is not very frequent from India ... ____________ Rufous...
  24. Himalayas - 530

    Himalayas - 530

    Himalayas - 530 Here is Ms Greater Flameback ... ... with that unique ... starry designer haido ... A real knock-out ... _________ On Covid front ... My brother is stable though still running moderate fever ... and is being tested regularly to decide if he needs a shift to hospital...
  25. Himalayas - 529

    Himalayas - 529

    Himalayas - 529 This handsome dude was captured in Himalayas ... But this species is also found in the Wooded hills of Peninsular India ... At 33 cms ... this is a fairly large species of Woodpeckers ... ________ Greater Flameback male ... Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus Sattal...