Middle Spotted Woodpecker by GiMi53 ()
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When there was a lot of snow, special birds visited our garden:
The Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius)occurs only in Europe and southwest Asia, from northern Spain and France east to Poland and Ukraine, and south to central Italy (where local), the Balkan Peninsula, Lithuania, Latvia, Turkey and the Caucasus.
It prefers deciduous forest regions, especially areas with old oak, hornbeam and elm, and a patchwork of clearings, pasture and dense woodland.
In French : Pic mar
Thank you very much for your comments on my previous upload:
"Blue Tit (triptych)"
Image Comments (21)
GARAGELAND () 8:27AM | Sun, 09 January 2011
I always thought these types of birds flew to warmer climates in the winter. Excellent as always!!
monjo71 () 8:33AM | Sun, 09 January 2011
Love all the red.... Looks similar to the downy and hairy woodpeckers found around here. Thanyou for sharing.
Firesnuffer () 9:41AM | Sun, 09 January 2011
Ditto what monjo71 said... and what a beautiful shot! You guys get ALL the colorful birds.
mafto62 () 9:47AM | Sun, 09 January 2011
Quelles belles couleurs ! J'espère qu'il n'a pas trop de prédateurs, parce que s'il veut passer inaperçu, c'est raté.
jayfar () 10:08AM | Sun, 09 January 2011
Lovely shot of this bird but I have never heard of them in the UK!
rainbows () 10:49AM | Sun, 09 January 2011
Your shot is better than the one on the website, dear Michel. Beautiful work. Hugs, kisses, Bisous. DiDi. xx
blankfrancine () 11:17AM | Sun, 09 January 2011
wonderful contrast between the plumage and snowy background.
ichtvan () 12:23PM | Sun, 09 January 2011
Excellente prise. En plus l' environnement le met bien en valeur. Du bon travail comme dab. Je garde.
Erestorfan () 12:48PM | Sun, 09 January 2011
Beautiful bird! I love the reddish color on his chest/lower chest. Great shot!!
SoulEatar () 1:26PM | Sun, 09 January 2011
I luv these birds - so cool looking but so hard to photo they move so quickly - great shot !
danob () 1:54PM | Sun, 09 January 2011
Lovely little chap Michel sad to say not one we see anywhere here in the UK
aksirp () 3:02PM | Sun, 09 January 2011
congratulations to this picture, just perrrrfect!! beautiful portrait of this lovely woodpecker!! 5+:)
lick.a.witch () 11:05AM | Mon, 10 January 2011
The Great Spotted and Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers are the only two of the black and white woodpeckers we get in the UK. What a stunning little bird and fabulous capture. ^=^