Garden Visitor

We had a visitor at the bird feeder yesterday. It was a female Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major) making the most of the last remaining scraps of food. While we often see (or hear) a pair of Green Woodpeckers in the garden, the Great Spotted variety mostly stick to the woods nearby.

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About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Garden Visitor

  1. Simon Bradley says:

    Great photos! I know how hard it can be to get a fast enough shutter speed to capture such shots.

    • Geoff Coupe says:

      Thanks! Woodpeckers are also very shy (at least around here), so you have to be lucky to catch them in the act as well. Usually, by the time I’ve got my camera, they’re gone…

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