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Great Spotted Woodpecker | by David C Walker 1967
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Great Spotted Woodpecker

I have really wanted to photograph the woodpecker for some time now as they are regular visitors to the two sites that I have maintained over the winter and today I finally got round to it.

 

I sat in my hide for ages watching this chap going between two silver birch trees and stopping in between at this branch on a fallen tree. I was keen to try and capture something a bit different from the silver birch shots so I moved my hide slightly to try and get as even a background as possible, but given the bright conditions this was the best that I could manage. I know what I will be doing now the next time that I get out with the camera on a day with more cloud cover.

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Taken on February 12, 2012