Wild GSW

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Lovely shot indeed! Look forward to more :D

I really struggle to get a good shot of any woodpecker tbh.
 
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Looks more like a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker to me, do you have any more images..............side on perhaps?
 
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"Excellent" shot, with a good pose and plenty of detail.

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Thanks all and to Jim, no I'm sorry I only manged one as he flew away when the shutter clicked :(

Les
My reasoning is the red patch on top of the head, juvenile GSW have this patch but it's too late in the year for them so this must be a male LSW. Also the markings around the eye area are less defined in the LSW compared to the GSW.
A very good catch as these are very rare compared to the GSW, well done!
 
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My reasoning is the red patch on top of the head, juvenile GSW have this patch but it's too late in the year for them so this must be a male LSW. Also the markings around the eye area are less defined in the LSW compared to the GSW.
A very good catch as these are very rare compared to the GSW, well done!
Thank you Jim- my bird ID leaves a lot to be desired :)
 
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