Photo of Woodpecker Family: The never ending story of the woodpecker; here captured with the family having a special moment of feeding bliss. As always happy to snap this fellow & his extended family so long as they make themselves available this season; that’s to say you may expect more to come 😉 Applied background texture/editing. Hope you enjoy!
About the Bird
The great spotted woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) is a medium-sized woodpecker with pied black and white plumage and a red patch on the lower belly. Males and young birds also have red markings on the neck or head. This species is found across Eurasia and parts of North Africa.
The great spotted woodpecker occurs in all types of woodlands and is catholic in its diet, being capable of extracting seeds from pine cones, insect larvae from inside trees or eggs and chicks of other birds from their nests. It breeds in holes excavated in living or dead trees, unlined apart from wood chips.