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Photography => Non-Ontario Birds => Topic started by: TransAtlanticGoose on May 30, 2021, 04:46:19 pm

Title: Woodpecker
Post by: TransAtlanticGoose on May 30, 2021, 04:46:19 pm
Watching this guy was a lovely surprise yesturday.

Title: Re: Woodpecker
Post by: Ally on May 30, 2021, 05:19:21 pm
Watching this guy was a lovely surprise yesturday.
Wow, who's that handsome fellow?
Title: Re: Woodpecker
Post by: TransAtlanticGoose on May 31, 2021, 03:41:44 am
Wow, who's that handsome fellow?
I'm fairly certain that he's a Great Spotted Woodpecker.
Title: Re: Woodpecker
Post by: Ally on May 31, 2021, 08:08:42 am
Wow, who's that handsome fellow?
I'm fairly certain that he's a Great Spotted Woodpecker.


Are you still in Canada? I think I saw that same woodpecker in a documentary yesterday, seems to be in Europe.
Title: Re: Woodpecker
Post by: TransAtlanticGoose on May 31, 2021, 01:07:52 pm
Well that's a coincidence. You are quite correct, that species of woodpecker does not assalt the trees of North America as far as I know.

To give you a hint as to which part of Europe that particular bird heralds from, the locals call them större hackspett.
Title: Re: Woodpecker
Post by: Ally on May 31, 2021, 08:12:51 pm
Well that's a coincidence. You are quite correct, that species of woodpecker does not assalt the trees of North America as far as I know.

To give you a hint as to which part of Europe that particular bird heralds from, the locals call them större hackspett.
Germany?
Title: Re: Woodpecker
Post by: Dinusaur on June 01, 2021, 08:16:27 am
My guess - Sweden.
Title: Re: Woodpecker
Post by: TransAtlanticGoose on June 01, 2021, 08:27:10 am
And the prize goes to Dinu!

Germany was a good guess, given the umlaut in the name, but this one hails from a little further north. Although they seem to be fairly common across europe and central asia.