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Two pictures of a great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), taken in the Waterleidingduinen outside Amsterdam this week. You can tell it’s a juvenile because the top of the head is crimson, when it gets older that part will become black and if it’s a male he will get a crimson spot on his nape instead.




14 responses

  1. Nice! Great capture, Calee.
    A lovely bird. 🙂

    August 16, 2014 at 4:04 PM

  2. Great to see them in the wild 🙂

    August 16, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    • They’re quite common over here, but it’s still the first time I managed to get pictures!

      August 16, 2014 at 5:06 PM

  3. You really nailed these shots, Camilla. The eyes are super sharp and you have a nice catch light in them. These are beautiful birds, similar to some of the woodpeckers that I am used to seeing, but with definite differences.

    August 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    • Thanks Mike! I like all kinds of woodpeckers, I hope to get to see more species soon as well.

      August 18, 2014 at 5:54 PM

  4. Sweet as a Picture

    I love your bird photos! 🙂

    August 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM

  5. Excellent shots. i really like woodpeckers. Such a unique bird. Love the tapping sounds the bird makes.

    August 17, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    • Thanks Yvonne! I really like them too. It’s called “drumming”.

      August 18, 2014 at 5:58 PM

  6. I agree with Mike – great shots! Better detail than in a lot of bird books/websites.

    August 18, 2014 at 2:31 AM

  7. Beautiful shot Calee!

    August 18, 2014 at 4:12 PM

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