Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Woody woodpecker

Today I was back to the small woodland patch in the Karst area (TS), which is home to five species of woodpeckers. During my stay I recorded the exact time when every different species goes to roost (in the tree-holes). So below there's a list of the woodpeckers recorded with the "roosting times":
Black Woodpecker (m and f seen) - male at 4.43 pm
Great Spotted Woodpecker (at least 5 birds) - one at 4.50 pm; one at 5.17 pm
Grey-headed Woodpecker (one female seen) - at 4.22 pm
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (only one male seen briefly)
Green Woodpecker (one bird only heard)

Then also the local TAWNY OWL abandoned the day-roost at 5.20 pm and flew towards the thick pine wood. Another interesting sighting was a nice FIELDFARE perching on a fir and giving its call. Other common species included: Mistle Thrush, Marsh Tit (territorial - singing), Nuthatch, Short-toed Treecreeper and Goldcrest.

Some photos (by DomenS)

Black Woodpecker

Grey-headed Woodpecker