05-14-2015, 09:26 AM
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There seems to be something about empting compost bins that brings guests to the garden...

Last time it was a pair of doves, this time a lovely male Dendrocopos Major - better known as a great spotted woodpecker (or in Norwegian; flaggspett).

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Taken with a Nikon D7000 with a Nikkor 18-105mm lens for those curious - cropped, not resized.

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 05-14-2015, 09:29 AM
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Rotspecht in German. Checking out all the stuff, isn´t he?

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 05-14-2015, 10:32 AM
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Great picture Hans.  That's a good size bird.

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 05-14-2015, 11:45 AM
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Beautiful, Hans.

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 05-14-2015, 12:14 PM
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Super pictures.  Thanks for sharing them.

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 05-14-2015, 02:51 PM
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I absolutely love woodpeckers! The idiots! Nice pic!

We have 3 types. They all love to make their range known by tapping against things that resonate. A few weeks ago I had a pileated in the back 40 that wanted to make his presence known by doing exactly that. So I used my aluminum extension ladder to make him think he had competition. He'd tap out a message and I'd repeat it as best I could. I had him going for awhile and then another began to get involved from a different direction. They're too easy. We hear pileateds a lot but see them rarely.

In the link we most often hear the fast "wok" call.

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