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Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) | by phil winter
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Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)

I have been watching this pair of Woodpeckers since they started excavating the nest hole in the oak tree.

 

I placed a dome hide near-by and once the female was sitting on eggs I started to photograph them.

 

It's just across the lane from my house so I can get in place at first light.

 

They are close to fledgeing now and occasionally I have had the second bird come in while the first bird was still feeding.

 

Until now I have never managed to get both birds in the frame. One was always higher up or round the back of the tree.

 

Today I got lucky.

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Taken on June 10, 2015