Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major, in my garden

I have long had a feeding station in my garden and every year I change the layout of the perches and feeders. This time I decided to put the main perch nearer to my hide and as a result get the birds a lot closer to my camera. I have admired the local great spotted woodpeckers, there are two families in the area and they visit on a regular basis and I have every now and again a session photographing them. So with the re-organization of my bird feeding area, I decided today was the day to photograph these beautiful woodpeckers. The birds seem nervous about the change and it took quite a while before they decided to come in to feed and even then it was the male who came and not the female.  I am sure she will visit again very soon.

Here are a few images of the male great spotted woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker

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Ron McCombe

I am a full time wildlife photographer living in the Scottish Borders. I do most of my photography in Scotland in the Highlands and Islands as well as the Scottish Borders. I also travel to Northern Scandinavia, North America, Canada and South Africa to photograph birds and mammals. I organize workshops and deliver illustrated talks on birds and wildlife. My work has been featured in many magazines and publication and I have written just one book so far entitled “Wildlife through my Viewfinder” which is a collection of photographs and the stories behind them. I hope you enjoy this blog and website. I will try to update it as often as possible. I have recently started a newsletter, if you would like to receive it please sign up using the button on the front page of my website www.wildlife-photography.uk.com

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