3rd July 2014

The juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker has been visiting the garden today, which is good to see. I’ll let the pictures tell the story of the different markings on the head of the male, female and juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker. (All have a red rump). Conditions: Cloudy and dull with a stiff breeze and occasional patches of blue sky. Temperature: Max 20- Min 15 C. N.B. It is Moth Night tonight so I’m going to try my home-made ‘Heath Robinson’ style moth trap overnight for the first time. Hope it doesn’t attract just the unidentifiable of the 2,000 micro and larger moth species in Britain!

Adult Male Great Spotted Woodpecker, showing its definitive red nape (back of head).

Adult Male Great Spotted Woodpecker, showing its definitive red nape (back of head).

 

Female Great Spotted Woodpecker which had no red on its head.

Female Great Spotted Woodpecker which had no red on its head.

 

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker showing the definitive red cap on the top of its head.

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker showing the definitive red cap on the top of its head.

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker with its red cap.

Juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker with its red cap.

 

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