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Is this a Great Spotted Woodpecker? (1 Viewer)

Johnny1965

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Hi everyone, pretty keen birdwatcher and my mate sent me this, he lives near Dungiven. I think it may be a Great Spotted Woodpecker as he said there was some red on it, which ruled out a Jay. What do you all think?
 

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willisoften

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I've a pal Garvagh direction and he has started seeing woodpeckers, not really that far from Dungiven. Sorry I've only seen GSP on TV and webcams but it looks the right attitude / behaviour to me.
 
Hi everyone, pretty keen birdwatcher and my mate sent me this, he lives near Dungiven. I think it may be a Great Spotted Woodpecker as he said there was some red on it, which ruled out a Jay. What do you all think?
Hi, definitely not a Jay and I would say almost definitely a woodpecker
I've a pal Garvagh direction and he has started seeing woodpeckers, not really that far from Dungiven. Sorry I've only seen GSP on TV and webcams but it looks the right attitude / behaviour to me.
Hi, definitely not a Jay and almost definitely a woodpecker - especially likely with that adjacent woodland. Good spot! Lovely visitor to have at the feeder. πŸ‘πŸ»
 

Johnny1965

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Hi, definitely not a Jay and I would say almost definitely a woodpecker

Hi, definitely not a Jay and almost definitely a woodpecker - especially likely with that adjacent woodland. Good spot! Lovely visitor to have at the feeder. πŸ‘πŸ»
Yes I called out and it certainly is a Great Spotted Woodpecker, he now has 2 regularly visiting, a male and a female. I also have seen a post of someone having a regular visit in Enniskillen, so quite widespread. I'm hoping the mate will see some young ones around in a while.
 

Chkm8

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Yes they are slowly becoming more widespread. Oxford Island and Derrytrasna have both had regular sightings
 
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