Friday, 9 September 2016

Green Woodpecker (Immature) - Plus a Surprise

I found this male immature Green Woodpecker sitting in the centre of a tree in the Parkland.
Unusually it waited around so that I could take a few shots through the branches.






Later on the same walk I came across another immature of the species. I think this one was a female.
It suddenly too flight as soon as I observed it.






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NB: For the Info of local Birding/Nature colleagues 

A Surprise.

As usual when one observes something different or unusual, one does not have the right camera available. I went out during the late afternoon to take a few landscapes and ended up on a road that runs alongside a river. 
My 'Spotter' observed movement in the centre of the river which as you can see below turned out to be an Otter.
I only had a camera with a 18-105mm lens attached and had to crop these shots to get an ID record.

For local colleagues the position was about 300 metres North of Deeping HB Water Tower.




30 comments:

  1. The flight shots show off the markings nicely.

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  2. Well that was a surprise Roy finding the Otter but thosoe are wonderful shots of the Woodpecker. we do not have that one over in N.Ireland

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  3. Lovely shots of the Woodpeckers and great to see the Otter!

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  4. I have happened upon otters twice, and they were both surprises!

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    1. This was the first time I had seen one Steve. Trust me not to have the right lens.

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  5. What a gorgeous woodpecker! You certainly nailed it! Gorgeous shots! I love it when I see otters! XO

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  6. What a delightfully speckly bird. Actually looks like a pike, bizarrely enough!

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  7. Maravillosas fotos del ave en vuelo ¡me encantan, Roy!. Saludos desde Asturias.

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  8. Hi Roy,
    very nice shots of the woodpecker, beautiful it looks when he flies .. the surprise is still visible
    greetings Frank

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  9. Well done to your 'Spotter' for spotting an Otter ;-) Lovely shots of the Green Woodpeckers :-)

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  10. I love the woodpeckers. I've only seen an otter once and I didn't manage to get any good photos of it.

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    1. Thanks Gunilla, Yes It was typical the I had the wrong camera.

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  11. I love the woodpecker in flight pictures Roy and well done on getting the otter...how exciting!

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  12. I'm jealous of your beautiful pictures of the Green Woodpecker.
    A great surprise to also see an otter in the wild

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  13. I can't believe I missed this post earlier. How exciting to see the otter! Lovely photos of the woodpeckers, too.

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